A Cayuga County legislator's "incognito" test of new security measures at the county office building has led to discussion about the policies and practices when visitors walk through the entrance.
Legislator Ryan Foley, who represents Auburn residents in District 15, said he'd had two constituents complain about their experiences with security since July when the new procedures were put into place. Over the past week or so, Foley and Undersheriff Jim Stowell have been working together to address concerns and strengthen current policies.
The new system at 160 Genesee St., Auburn, involves visitors showing security their photo ID. If visiting a floor other than the first, officers will list the date, time and floor on a sticker pass the person must wear. There are other new precautions in place such as bag searches and requiring people to keep their hoods down, all listed on a sign near the entrance.