*Please note the position of Sergeant-at-Arms, its reporting relationships and areas of departmental responsibility are currently under review.
The Sergeant-at-Arms is a permanent officer of the House, responsible for the security of the Parliament Buildings and Legislative Precinct to ensure the House, its committees, and Members are able to conduct their business without disturbance or interruption. The Sergeant-at-Arms has a ceremonial role as well, which includes carrying the mace in and out of the Chamber during daily sittings, and the black rod when accompanying the Lieutenant Governor.
Legislative Assembly Protective Services
The Legislative Assembly Protective Services (LAPS) ensure the safety and security of Members, staff, and the public within the Legislative Precinct. Constituency office security, parking, card-lock access, and emergency first aid services also fall under the purview of LAPS.
The Office of the Sergeant-at-Arms supports the Sergeant-at-Arms in carrying out duties pertaining to the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly. This includes custody of the Chamber and its furnishings, custody of bills prior to introduction, the distribution of legislative documents, and providing Chamber attendants and gallery staff during House sittings.
Greg Nelson, Acting Sergeant-at-Arms