City Council members have spent the past month discussing the possibility of using metal detectors as an added security measure after police and city officials became aware of a .
Monday night, council members unanimously approved a three month test using the device at council meetings and Planning and Zoning Commission meetings. During that time, city leaders say they will gauge how the system is working, along with evaluating any additional costs incurred. One officer is in attendance at city meetings; a second officer would likely be present to operate the machine. Police Chief Glenn Eidman has said the department would attempt to minimize possible overtime costs by shifting existing schedules.
Creve Coeur Patch asked Patch editors around the St. Louis area about security protocols at city council meetings elsewhere in the region. Here's a look at our informal survey:City Metal Detectors At Council Meetings?
Kirkwood Yes Florissant Yes Wildwood No Eureka No Hazelwood No Town & Country Yes Manchester No Sunset Hills Yes Crestwood No Clayton No Richmond Heights No St. Peters Yes Lake St. Louis No St. Charles No