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Mayor seeks to bind in security at 50 Miami-Dade libraries


Written by on April 23, 2018

Miami-Dade County is adding focus on security measures at its 50 public libraries, according to a memo that Mayor Carlos Giménez sent to county commissioners last week.

Thirteen of those libraries over the past year have replaced a closed circuit television system that was set up in about 2006 with a newer system that is focusing not only on library interiors but outside and in parking lots, the mayor wrote.

The other 37 libraries should get the new system by the end of this fiscal year, the mayor said.

The library system, he said, has increased spending each of the past three years on security, and 29 of the libraries have either contract security guards or full-time library security officers.

“Increasing security coverage will continue as an operational priority moving forward,” he said.

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