A security guard is now on-site at city hall.

The guard was added on May 24 and is on duty every day from the time city Hall opens until the library closes.

This pilot project is in response to a number of incidents at city hall, as well as the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library.

“[Staff are] unsure of how to support, intervene or what to do, [this] would be more reflective of some of the issues that we’ve seen,” said Heather Cowie, the general manager of community and protective services. 

The city will evaluate the need for the security guard each week and monitor the effectiveness of their position.

“We wanted to provide an environment that still continues to be safe and welcoming for everybody that comes in,” added Cowie.

Cowie has not been made aware of any incidents since the implementation of the security guard.