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File #: 2021-2098    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 10/22/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/1/2021 Final action: 11/1/2021
Enactment date: 11/1/2021 Enactment #: 735
Effective date: 11/1/2021    
Title: WHEREAS, Officer John Svitek became Sergeant of Arms for City Council in December of 2018, and has since made a great impact on the public safety of city employees, and visitors to the 5th floor; and,
Sponsors: Theresa Kail-Smith, All Members
Indexes: PROCLAMATION - MRS. KAIL-SMITH
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WHEREAS, Officer John Svitek became Sergeant of Arms for City Council in December of 2018, and has since made a great impact on the public safety of city employees, and visitors to the 5th floor; and,

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WHEREAS, in addition to unfailingly maintaining and enforcing all parking needs for City Council, Officer Svitek has worked diligently with the City Clerk, city employees and an outside agency to construct a safer and more secured 5th floor area of the City- County Building; and,

WHEREAS, he set up a protocol for issuing new employee ID cards with security identification access to the 5th floor and implemented lock changing and door access protocols to ensure better security, limiting unauthorized access to the 5th floor; and,

WHEREAS, Sgt. of Arms Svitek created and maintains an updated roster card of every person and their respective office in City Council for greater accountability of all employees on the 5th floor. He also documents and maintains information on individuals who have posed a threat to the safety of City Council and has taken and continues to take appropriate actions to ensure the safety of its members; and,

WHEREAS, he goes above and beyond his duties on the 5th floor by maintaining security and providing police service for all employees who work at the City-County Building during his assigned shift, along with handling any emergency 911 calls that occur inside the building. He has answered numerous mental health service calls within the building and worked with City Social Service employees to ensure the best possible outcome for the patient; and,

WHEREAS, Officer Svitek has built and preserves a positive work relationship with all City Council members and their staff as well as the City Clerk's office and their Staff to ensure that he represents the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police well and provides the best support possible to the city employees he serves; and,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pitt...

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