McMinnville government has established a new committee to examine city security.
Heading the three-member group called Committee for Security and Safety will be Alderman Ryle Chastain with members Aldermen Mike Neal and Kate Alsbrook.
“Our first meeting will be this coming Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the committee room at city hall,” said Chastain.
The committee is charged with looking for any vulnerabilities the city may have. Specifically, members have been tasked to:
1. review McMinnville’s emergency preparedness plans;
2. review security of all city properties and assets, including all parks and cybersecurity;
3. interview all department heads to determine their security concerns and their department’s role in any emergency response.
Vulnerabilities are weaknesses or gaps in a security program that can be exploited by threats to gain unauthorized access to an asset.
The ad hoc committee was assigned by Mayor Jimmy Haley. While standing committees are permanent, ad hoc committees are formed for a specific purpose or objective, and dissolved after the completion of the task or achievement of the objective.