86R31246 SME-D
  By: Nevárez H.R. No. 1809
         WHEREAS, The Texas House of Representatives is pleased to
  recognize the officers and staff of Region VII of the Texas
  Department of Public Safety for their commitment to protecting and
  serving the legislators and state employees of the Capitol Complex
  in Austin; and
         WHEREAS, Since September 1991, the men and women of Region
  VII have been responsible for the security of the 46 square-block
  area around the State Capitol that encompasses many state
  government facilities; supervised by the regional commander, the
  region's staff includes commissioned and noncommissioned personnel
  who are divided into details that cover the complex; and
         WHEREAS, Their responsibilities include providing police and
  security patrol of the Capitol grounds, traffic supervision and
  enforcement, parking administration, protection for visiting
  dignitaries, monitoring surveillance cameras, and staffing the
  x-ray machines and metal detectors at the Capitol's entrances; in
  addition, the region's skilled and dedicated personnel also
  investigate crimes, conduct vulnerability assessments to mitigate
  risk, and deal with crowd control during rallies and demonstrations
  on the Capitol grounds; and
         WHEREAS, For nearly three decades, the officers of Region VII
  of the DPS have worked tirelessly to maintain law, order, and
  civility in the Capitol Complex, allowing the state's legislators
  and employees to safely and securely conduct the people's business;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby commend Region VII of the Texas Department of
  Public Safety for its outstanding record of protecting the Capitol
  Complex in Austin and extend to the region's officers and civilian
  staff sincere best wishes for continued success in their important
  work; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Region VII as an expression of gratitude and high
  regard by the Texas House of Representatives.