LAS VEGAS (AP) — Court officials in Las Vegas say a veteran former head of the local Secret Service office will be the new security administrator at state and local court facilities including the 17-story Regional Justice Center.

An announcement Wednesday that Douglas Coombs will start Sept. 6 comes after former Marine captain and longtime FBI supervisory agent Robert Sean Bennett became courthouse security chief in June.

Clark County courts are the busiest in Nevada, with more than 5,000 visitors daily to Nevada Supreme, Clark County District, Las Vegas Justice and Clark County Family courts, offices, the Phoenix building, Flamingo campus and other facilities.

Coombs served more than 23 years with the Secret Service, and headed security for Nevada presidential visits. He also spent six years in the private protection field.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.


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