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Today, the State Preservation Board approved a comprehensive Texas Department of Public Safety plan to enhance security at the Texas State Capitol. 


“The State Preservation Board and the DPS have worked closely together to amplify security at the Capitol complex, while maintaining the public’s right to timely access to the State Capitol building,” said Steven McCraw, director of DPS.


Although the specifics of the plan are confidential for security purposes, it does include the following:

·         Metal detectors and x-ray machines

·         Enhanced counter-surveillance teams

·         Enhanced rapid tactical response teams

·         Enhanced medical response training and capability

·         Additional bomb-detection canines

·         Increased trooper foot and street patrols

·         Increased bike patrols

·         Emergency mass notification system for the Capitol complex

·         Technology upgrades and additional surveillance cameras

·         Physical upgrades to include bollards

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