Governor-elect Bentley Names Hugh B. McCall Director of the Department of Public Safety

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA - - Governor-elect Robert J. Bentley has named Hugh B. McCall Director of the Alabama Department of Public Safety. McCall currently serves as the Chief of the Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI).

A thirty-year veteran of law enforcement, McCall rose through the ranks of the Department of Public Safety. Prior to being named Chief of the ABI, McCall served as Chief of the Driver License Division and Assistant Chief of the department’s Administrative Division.

“Hugh McCall is a skilful leader, an effective manager and an experienced administrator with decades of experience within the Alabama Department of Public Safety. He has ably served in a range of senior positions within the department, and is ideally suited to lead it at this critical time in its history. I am pleased that he has agreed to serve in this important post,” Governor-elect Bentley said.

While serving as Assistant Chief of the Administrative Division, from 2005 through 2007, McCall was responsible for day-to-day supervision and operations of all administrative services for the department. His duties included managing 1,500 employees and a budget in excess of $180 million. He holds an Associate’s Degree of Science in Criminal Justice from Ashworth University.

As Chief of the ABI, McCall has had responsibility for command and operation of all agency functions. He holds numerous specialist certifications in law enforcement and instruction and is a licensed pilot.

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