The office shall establish a judicial security division to provide guidance to state court personnel on improving security for each court.
The office shall appoint a director of security and emergency preparedness to oversee the judicial security division.
The judicial security division shall:
serve as a central resource for information on local and national best practices for court security and the safety of court personnel;
provide an expert opinion on the technical aspects of court security; and
keep abreast of and provide training on recent court security improvements.
The director of security and emergency preparedness shall annually submit to the legislature:
a report on court security activities throughout the state supported by the judicial security division, including:
the technical aspects of providing court security;
court security training provided or required by the judicial security division;
sufficiency of judicial security division resources to evaluate and monitor court security; and
the adequacy of funding to maintain court security; and
monitoring the use of state resources in providing court security;
improving court security; and
increasing the amount of state funds and other resources made available for court security.Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 190 (S.B. 42), Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2017.Amended by:Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 518 (S.B. 489), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2019.