Ala. Officials Compromise on Law Enforcement Consolidation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's governor and a legislative leader have compromised on consolidating law enforcement programs.

Gov. Robert Bentley and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh had offered different plans to improve efficiency, but they announced an agreement on a bill Tuesday.

The bill reorganizes Alabama's many law enforcement programs into a Cabinet-level agency called the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency. It will have two units. One unit, called the Department of Public Safety, will include major portions of the existing Department of Public Safety, the Marine Police, law enforcement units from the Public Service Commission and the Revenue Department.

The other unit, called the State Bureau of Investigations, will include the Alabama Bureau of Investigation and law enforcement units from the state liquor agency, the Forestry Commission and the Agriculture Department.


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