810 S. Stagecoach Trail
Speaker: Hector Gomez, U.S. Marshals Service (retired)
Topic: US Marshals Service
Bio: Hector retired in 2017 after a 31-year career with the United States Marshals Service. He was hired as the first Court Security Director for the Texas Office of Court Administration overseeing the establishment of the state’s Court Security Division. This position was created pursuant to Senate Bill 42, cited as The Judge Julie Kocurek Judicial and Courthouse Security Act of 2017.
Career highlights include serving in leadership and support roles involving national high profile criminal trials involving Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, Narcotics Cartels, Organized Crime, White Supremacists’, John Gotti, Ted Kaczynski “Unabomber”, and Timothy McVeigh. Assignments to the United Nations, security details for US Supreme Court Justices, ONDCP Director – Drug Czar, and government high value VIP’s. Responded to the Los Angeles Riots, hurricanes and natural disasters under Presidential directive. Hector served as an Inspector with the Witness Security Division (WITSEC).
Responsible for overseeing and directing criminal investigators, judicial threat and inappropriate communication investigations, Court Security Officers, and accountable for the safety and physical security of the judiciary and courthouse facilities in the Austin Division.
In 2005 Hector established the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Austin, a multiagency law enforcement partnership in central Texas charged with locating and apprehending area violent offenders posing the highest degree of risk to our communities and law enforcement.
In his current role, he assists courts with conducting and reviewing security and emergency preparedness assessments, implementation of privacy protections, security assessments, support the establishment of court security committees, and serve as a clearinghouse of information regarding judicial and court security best practices.
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