SACRAMENTO - The following may be attributed to CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray, Cal OES Director and Homeland Security Advisor Mark Ghilarducci and California National Guard Adjutant General David Baldwin:
Following the events that unfolded in our nation's capital last week and subsequent information from federal law enforcement officials, our agencies want to assure Californians of the following efforts to ensure their safety:
Our collective agencies are working closely together and remain vigilant to respond to potential threats that may occur anywhere in the state, including the Capitol. Collectively, we maintain strong relationships with our security and intelligence partners at the local, state, and federal levels and are continually monitoring and sharing information about possible emerging threats to the state.
Together, our role is to safeguard lives and property and ensure that California remains a safe place for those who live, work, and travel within the state while ensuring the ability of individuals and groups to lawfully exercise their First Amendment rights.
For security and safety reasons the agencies will not be commenting further on specific matters involving local preparedness plans or personnel deployment.