Johnson County considers bolstering security at admin building in Olathe — Here’s why and what it could cost

A recent security assessment concluded that the county administration building in downtown Olathe, above, where the county commission meets, was the least secure of more than 90 county-run facilities. Sheriff Calvin Hayden has proposed adding up to six additional security staffers and scanners at the buildings entrances. File image.

The Johnson County administration building in downtown Olathe, where the county commission meets, has serious security deficiencies that need to be addressed by scanning people as they come and go, according to Sheriff Calvin Hayden.

In light of sometimes “highly volatile” meetings in the building, Hayden has proposed adding six staffers for building security, plus improvements in certain lobby areas.