Under existing law, various state agencies, including the Department of Public Safety, perform law enforcement and investigative services to enhance public safety
This bill would create the Public Safety Agency and the position of Secretary of Public Safety, appointed by the Governor, to coordinate public safety in this state
Effective October 1, 2014, this bill would consolidate certain investigative and law enforcement functions and reorganize the administration of public safety services in this state
This bill would reorganize state public safety services within the Public Safety Agency, which would comprise four departments: the reorganized Department of Public Safety, which would consolidate uniformed state law enforcement services; a newly created Department of Investigation, which would consolidate state investigative law enforcement services; and the newly created Department of Public Safety Training
This bill also would eliminate the Department of Homeland Security and transfer its functions to other state agencies
Relating to public safety; to create the Public Safety Agency; to create the Secretary of Public Safety to coordinate various law enforcement and investigative services; to create the Public Safety Fund; to create the Department of Investigation to assume the duties and functions of the Alabama Bureau of Investigation; to provide that the Director of the Department of Investigation shall serve as the Homeland Security Advisor for this state; to transfer certain enforcement and investigative functions of certain agencies to the Department of Investigation; to transfer all functions of the Alabama Department of Homeland Security to various agencies; to transfer certain enforcement functions of certain agencies to the Department of Public Safety; to create new divisions within the Department of Public Safety; to create the Department of Public Safety Training to coordinate recruitment, selection, and training of state law enforcement officers; and to require the Code Commissioner to make conforming changes in the code.
|February 5, 2013||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability|
|Bill Text||SB48 Alabama 2013 Session - Introduced|