The Sergeant-at-Arms is appointed by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and is responsible to the Speaker for the following:
- Security of the Members of the Legislative Assembly and the legislative building and grounds
- Administration of the Page Program including the selection, scheduling and supervision of Pages
- Security and safekeeping of the Mace and the furniture and fittings of the Chamber at all times
- Leading the Speaker’s Procession into and out of the Chamber at the opening and closing of each sitting day
During the Speaker's Procession that begins each day of?Session, the Sergeant-at-Arms leads the Speaker, Clerk, Deputy Clerk, Principal?Clerk, and two Pages into the Chamber of the Legislative Assembly.
The Mace is carried in on the shoulder of the Sergeant-at-Arms and?then placed on a special stand located in front of the Clerk's Table, where it remains throughout the sitting as a symbol of the Assembly's authority. When in the Chamber, the Sergeant-at-Arms sits at? opposite the Speaker.
Opening of the First Session of the 18th Legislative Assembly