Protective Services Division
Protective Services Division (PSD) is one of the most unique operational Divisions within the CHP. PSD is comprised of six commands, which include: Capitol Protection Section; Counterterrorism and Threat Awareness Section; Dignitary Protection Section; Emergency Operations and Safety Services Section; Judicial Protection Section; and the Governorís Protection Detail Section. These sections are responsible for the protection of the Governor, constitutional officers, dignitaries, and judges. Other responsibilities include identifying and interdicting terrorist activity, providing vital law enforcement services for the State Capitol, state employees, state facilities, and state agencies located throughout the state, and administering the Departmentís homeland security grant program. In addition to the six commands that comprise PSD, CHP officers and supervisors working within the State Threat Assessment Center and Regional Threat Assessment Center operate under PSD.