At the recommendation of local law enforcement officials, a security glass wall was installed this spring that covers the entire reception area in the front lobby of the Laurel Municipal Center. To access the city offices, visitors now have to be buzzed in through a glass door and escorted to their destination. A second glass security door was also installed in the area of the mayor and City Council offices, and requires a badge to access.
"The benefits of having this is that it sets a professional atmosphere and tone, and it gives city employees an added feeling of security," said City Administrator Kristie Mills. "It's working out well."