Marshfield Police Department security to be upgraded
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – There will soon be a new security upgrade at the police station in downtown Marshfield.
That’s according to Marshfield Police Chief Rick Gramza, who says funding has been approved to tighten up the department’s security with a new key card entry system which will replace outdated and less secure key pad technology.
“What this would do ultimately is just make the Police Department more secure than it currently is,” Gramza said. “Right now we have key pads that could potentially be seen by an individual that we don’t want to see the code, and could then possibly cause some complications if they could now access our building.”
Besides controlling entry from outside the building, the new system will also be used to control access to security sensitive areas of the building’s interior.
The cost for those improvements is about $22,000, and the funding approval allocates money for that security upgrade from an already existing police department fund.