California State Senate- Chief Sergeant-at-Arms
The California Senate Chief Sergeant-at-Arms is an officer and employee of the Senate (Cal. Gov. Code, 59170), charged with managing a team of Sergeants and other personnel within the Office of the Sergeant-at-Arms.
The office provides security,support, and oversight for Senate floor sessions and committee hearings, so that the legislative process can proceed efficiently and unencumbered.
The office also provides security to individual Senators and legislative staff, supervises public visitors,investigates and responds to threats within the Senate, assists with medical emergencies, and conducts emergency evacuations. The Chief Sergeant and Sergeant-at Arms staff are sworn peace officers in accordance with California Penal Code Section