How Alabama law enforcement agency would work


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Government consolidation legislation passed by the Alabama Senate on Tuesday would merge law enforcement programs into a new Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency, which would have two departments:

—The Department of Public Safety would include major portions of the existing Department of Public Safety, in addition to the Marine Police Division of the state Conservation Department, the law enforcement unit from the Public Service Commission and revenue enforcement officers from the Revenue Department. The state's game wardens would remain with the Conservation Department instead of moving to the new department.

—The Bureau of Investigations would include functions performed by the Alabama Bureau of Investigations, the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center, the law enforcement unit of the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, and the investigative units of the Alabama Forestry Commission and the state Agriculture Department.

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