Normal building security is in effect between the hours of 5:30 a.m. through 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays). Visitors are subject to a vehicular search, and can only gain access through the Central Building Main Lobby. **Visitors must be on a pre-approved list and have a valid, Government-issued photo ID badge (i.e., driver's license, age of majority card, official school ID, etc.) Visitors will be issued a temporary building pass from the guard at the Central Building Main Lobby.
CMS has scanning devices at all guarded building entrances to comply with the Department of Justice's vulnerability assessment of our complex. The walkthrough scanners expedite entry to comply with increased security measures. Our walkthrough devices are the same as used by the airport and are certified safe for everyone, including pregnancies.
The scanners allow for safe and reliable examination of all parcels, including purses, brought into the complex. If a suspicious item shows on the monitor screen, the guard is authorized to request the individual to remove the item from the package to be further examined. Failure to comply, and dependent upon the nature of the item, will result in a delay in admittance while the Federal Police are dispatched to assist the guard. Guards conduct a normal visual inspection of bags when individuals exit the complex.
The building security system is in effect 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Security staff utilize closed-circuit TV surveillance equipment to monitor the outside of the facility and sensitive interior spaces. Mobile unit guards patrol the parking area and roving guards provide internal foot patrol at all times.