Prairie Village police developing security plans for city buildings as part of exemption from gun law

New signs on doors to the Prairie Village Municipal Building note the city's exemption from HB 2052, which requires city's to allow firearms in city buildings unless the buildings have "adequate security measures."
New signs on doors to the Prairie Village Municipal Building note the city’s exemption from HB 2052, which requires city’s to allow firearms in city buildings unless the buildings have “adequate security measures.”

The City of Prairie Village is taking the next step in its stand against a state law that requires cities to allow concealed firearms in city buildings unless the city provides “adequate security measures” like metal detectors to ensure no weapons get through the doors.

As part of the city’s decision to seek an exemption from the law this summer, the state requires the city to produce security plans for all city buildings by Jan. 1. Prairie Village Police Chief Wes Jordan told the City Council Monday that his department is in the process of developing those security plans for each city property, and hopes to present them to the council later this fall.

Sgt. Byron Roberson is the lead on the project, and will be developing plans for the municipal building and police station, the city pool, the public works facility and the community center.