Providing security is another primary function of the department.  The Commission contracts security with the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office.  The Caddo Sheriff’s Office staffs security checkpoints with armed Sheriff’s Department Security Officers.  In addition, both Milam Street and Texas St. entrances of the Caddo Parish Courthouse are open to better serve our citizens.  This further enhances security and provides safer surroundings for all employees and citizens in the Courthouse.  The goal of our security efforts is embodied in the concept of providing a safe environment for our citizens who conduct business in Parish facilities and to protect citizens, employees, and Parish assets from those who may want to disrupt operations or damage assets.