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New security protocols in place for Phillipsburg town council meetings

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) – There will be new security protocols in place beginning with next weeks Phillipsburg Town Council meeting.

Everyone attending will be subject to a screening for weapons and/or contraband. These protective measures are in place to ensure the safety of all those in attendance. No one will be allowed to enter the meeting area without being screened, according to a post on the Phillipsburg Police Department’s Facebook page.

Police are asking that all attendees be patient with the new process. Everyone should be prepared to have their persons and bags screened with a metal detection device.

To make the process move efficiently, police ask that attendees limit the amount of items they bring that will set off the screening devices.

The town council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 8.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Photo: Courtesy Phillipsburg Police Department)