The department is anchored in the Directorate of Legislative Procedures and Committee services.
It is headed by Principal Serjeant-At-Arms, assited by Senior Serjeant-At-Arms. Its core mandate is legislative facilitation through various functions revolves around orderliness, promotion and preservation of parliamentary heritage and decorum, and providing for security and safety to all persons that obtain or render services from or to the county Assembly of Embu. The main functions of the department includes;
- Maintaining care and custody of the mace
- Ensuring protective security for all personnel and property
- Performing chamber and ceremonial duties
- Providing interdepartmental and chamber support services
- Enforcing and implementing Speaker’s orders and other directives
- Allocation of office accommodation and conference rooms.
- Ensuring fire prevention and safety of the facilities.
- Ensuring compliance with occupational health requirements/standards.
- Accessing control management.
- Crowd management.
- Ensuring desirable housekeeping standards.
- Maintaining decorum within precincts of County Assembly.
- Advising the Speaker and the Clerk on matters pertaining to security.
- Identifying security threats and provide counter intelligence measures
- Disaster preparedness and mitigation.
- Investigating incidents.
- Coordinating civic education for schools, colleges or any other organized groups visiting the Assembly
- Coordinating police officers seconded to the Assembly.
- Dissemination of relevant information to members through notice boards.
- Carrying out periodical security surveys.
- Conducting institutional risk assessment.
- Preserving Parliamentary heritage and etiquette within the County Assembly.
- Formulating a prudent work plan and budget plan for the department.
In performing functions, the department consists of staff in three cadres, the Serjeant-At-Arms, the Commissionaires and the Security Wardens, each cadre with specific tasks in obtaining the broad function of the department.