New security measures will soon begin at City Hall

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Due to the increase in domestic terrorism, and threats at public buildings across the country, the City of Rochester is enhancing its security measures at City Hall beginning September 6.

“The safety and security of everyone who enters City Hall, whether for business, weddings, or Council meetings, is my utmost concern,” said Mayor Evans. “We are aligning ourselves with best practices that are not only maintained locally at the Federal Building and Hall of Justice, but in cities across upstate including Albany, Buffalo and Syracuse. I thank our visitors in advance for your patience and understanding as we implement these proactive safety measures.”

Starting on Tuesday, visitors to City Hall will pass through security screenings, including metal detectors and bag searches, at the Church Street entrance. Visitors will remove all metal objects before walking through the metal detector, and people with non-visible medical devices should ask for a wand scan. No weapons are allowed into City Hall.

City Hall’s B-building “Link entrance” on Fitzhugh Street will continue to serve as the handicap-accessible, employee, and delivery entrance. The other Fitzhugh Street doors will not be accessible for entry. City employees are required to wear visible identification badges at all times.