Sheriff Doug Doughtie told EyeonDare that county manager Bobby Outten plans to institute the same security precautions over at the Administration Building sometime within the coming months or year.
In fact, the attached photos may hasten Outten's decision, given that, apparently, no one man's his own personal suite at all hours of the day. Upon leaving the Sheriff's office around mid-day last week, EOD strolled over to the admin building and took the elevator to the second floor. It was around lunchtime, and the aroma of good food permeated the air. Some office doors were closed, some open. There was one person sitting in the employees' fully equipped snack/break room, and strolling the entire second floor areas, EOD found only one office with the door open other than the empty five room county manger suite. All doors were open in the suite and no one was around. After a few "Hello's?" and "Anybody here?'s", followed by a few snapshots, taken at the doorways of various suite quadrants, EOD left and was able to find the nearby Human Resources office open and fully manned. It was a social visit, so no important time was lost.
However, maybe Outten is correct. Perhaps the county office buildings do need more security, or better yet, someone sitting at important desks at all times during the day, or staggered lunch breaks, or even a few sticky tabs on the door saying, "Be Back Soon". For a complete visual tour of the Dare County Manager's 5 room suite, click here. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bx9gLPhbn5YHfkFjZkNIdDJNYnJfY0kwS3l4X1BGT3NxcmJjWFM1X2VWMnZ4TmU4TDJiVUk&usp=sharing