Protective Services

Dignitary Protection

The responsibility of the Sergeant–at-Arms is to provide protective services for Members of the Assembly, and to ensure the safety of legislative staff, anywhere legislative business is conducted. The position also provides protection and support to the California State Capitol Complex, including the Assembly Chamber, legislative offices, committee hearings, district offices, and special events throughout the state and abroad.

In addition to law enforcement and protection responsibilities, an Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms ensures decorum, rules, protocol, customs and practices of the Assembly are maintained at all times. This position also functions as a liaison between Members of the Legislature, staff, lobbyists, the public, and other law enforcement agencies.