The Falls Building in Memphis, which houses the local office of the Internal Revenue Service, is the first federal building or building in which a federal facility is contained that I have visited that lacks a security check point, i.e., metal detectors, wands for posted security officers, and sign-in, photo identification showing, and sign-out requirements…

Additionally, the IRS entrance door has the appearance of a tucked away closet that welcomes unscreened visitors into a relatively confined hallway before arrival of the IRS security officer, and while the general building security officer is unable to monitor activities in the hallway juxtapose sufficiently monitoring the front entrance for the nearly two hour span between the time that the building opens and the IRS opens.

Federal or buildings that encase federal facilities should especially offer adequate security for staff (including security officers) and other building visitors, to reduce or eliminate probability of anyone falling victim to crime.

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