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Assembly Sergeant-At-Arms State Capitol Building, Room 3171 Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 319-2808

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Special Services Department

The Special Services primary responsibility is to provide assistance to the Assembly and its Members. They provide services associated with session, hearings, and transportation of Assembly members. The Special Services division serves in a non-peace officer capacity for the Assembly. To provide the Assembly Members with these amenities, the department consist of a day and swing shift.

The Special Services Staff:  Assist the Members and distribute materials during session and committee hearings. They provide vehicle transportation to and from the airports and Legislative events. They also serve as emergency responders for the Capitol Building Evacuation Plan (CBEP).

X-ray Facilities: To ensure that materials entering the State Capitol are safe, Special Services personnel staff two x-ray inspection facilities.  These facilities are used to inspect all material, delivered by the United States Postal Service, United Parcel Service, Federal Express, etc. bound for the Capitol. An on-site facility is is used to inspect all food, furniture, and hand deliveries entering the State Capitol.

Dispatch: Serves as the department's information center. The dispatcher arranges member transportation to and from airports, and any other Legislative event. The dispatcher also relays messages between members and their staff, and ensures that all assignments are completed and logged as assigned. The membership relies on the services of this department seven days a week, including evenings and holidays.