Gov. Proposes Law Enforcement Efficiency Plan; Jobs Could Be at Risk
From Montgomery -- Governor Robert Bentley is unveiling his plan to streamline state law enforcement agencies, which he says will put fewer officers behind a desk and get them on the streets.
Right now, there are 20 law enforcement agencies that employ 1,500 people. Bentley says by merging some departments, the state will eliminate redundancies in service, but he says it will also eliminate jobs.
Bentley is proposing a plan that he says puts more agents on the road and saves tax payer dollars.
Collier will be in charge of consolidating agencies.
Marsh released a statement. He says "the governor's announcement is a positive step" but he says his plan "will outlast the current Governor and Legislature."
Bentley says by merging these agencies, the state will save money, but couldn't give us an exact amount.
As of now, Bentley would not give us the number of jobs that will be eliminated.
Bentley says this plan is different from the recommendations given by his task force that he created last June.