Alabama Hwy 117 Closed

GADSDEN POST—At approximately 9:49 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division was notified that a fallen tree has caused road blockage.  All lanes on Alabama 117 near Valley Head city limits, in Dekalb County are currently closed and will be for an undetermined amount of time.  Troopers…

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ALEA’s ICAC Unit Promotes Safer Internet Day 2024

MONTGOMERY – February 6, marks Safer Internet Day, a global initiative aimed atpromoting a safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especiallyamong children and young people. In light of this important day, the Alabama Law EnforcementAgency’s (ALEA) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is joining forces withlaw enforcement agencies and…

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Let Safety Ring – Celebrate America Responsibly this Fourth of July

MONTGOMERY – As millions of American citizens prepare to celebrate the birth of our country withboth friends and family, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) will be working overtime toensure Alabama’s roadways and waterways are safe for everyone. “Each year, our Agency conducts a multitude of safety initiatives and high-visibility details to protect andserve all…

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ALEA Gives Update Of Dadeville Alabama Shooting Investigation

TALLAPOOSA COUNTY – At approximately 11:45 p.m. Saturday, April 15, Special Agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) launched a death investigation at the request of the Dadeville Police Chief. The investigation is a result of a shooting which occurred at approximately 10:34 p.m. near the 200 Block of…

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ALEA Joins National Campaign to Empower Passengers to Take Responsibility for Their Own Safety

MONTGOMERY – Passengers accounted for 62 percent of traffic fatalities nationwide in 2019, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It’s imperative that passengers take responsibility for their own safety, in conjunction with being aware of how to avoid dangerous situations as a passenger. That’s why the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is participating…

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ALEA Announces Firearms Prohibited Person Database

MONTGOMERY – In 2021, the Alabama Legislature passed the Alabama Uniform Concealed Carry Permit Act (Act 2021-246) which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2023. The Act requires the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) to develop, create, maintain, and administer a searchable state Firearm Prohibited Person (FPP) Database that enables law enforcement officers across the state…

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ALEA Investigating Officer Involved Shooting At Walnut Park School

ETOWAH COUNTY – On Thursday, June 9, at the request of the Gadsden Police Department, Special Agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) are investigating an officer-involved shooting. An individual was attempting to make forcible entry into a marked Rainbow City patrol vehicle at which point a School Resource…

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Sylvania Man Arrested In Hit and Run Accident That Killed Dekalb County Teenager

New Release from Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) ST. CLAIR COUNTY–At approximately 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division arrested Tyler Blaise Wilbanks, 22, of Sylvania.  Wilbanks was arrested in Pell City and charged with Manslaughter and a Felony Leaving the Scene of an Accident (LSA)….

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Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to Participate In SafeDRIVE

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) will be joining forces with fellow law enforcement officers in neighboring states to conduct quarterly, concentrated highway traffic enforcement and educational periods throughout the state as a part of a national safety initiative known as SafeDRIVE. SafeDRIVE, which stands for Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement, aims to…

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ALEA Launches ‘Everyone is a Pedestrian’ Safety Campaign

MONTGOMERY – In 2021, Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division, in conjunction with our other law enforcement partners across the state, investigated 769 pedestrian-related traffic crashes which resulted in 125 pedestrian fatalities. In response to the dramatic increase, ALEA has launched the “Everyone is a Pedestrian” safety campaign to help…

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ALEA’s Secretary Issues Statement on Fallen Retired Wilcox County Sheriff’s Deputy

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Secretary Hal Taylor issued the following statement concerning the loss of Retired Wilcox County Sheriff’s Deputy Madison “Skip” Nicholson who was tragically shot and killed in the line of duty on Wednesday, Dec. 1. “On behalf of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, I would like to extend…

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Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to Participate In Operation SafeDRIVE

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) will join forces with fellow state law enforcement partners in Florida and Louisiana to conduct quarterly, concentrated highway traffic enforcement details throughout the year as part of Operation SafeDRIVE. SafeDRIVE, which stands for Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement, aims to eliminate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) traffic collisions…

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ALEA Tip Leads To Arrest Of Rainsville Man on Child Pornography Charges

News Release from Rainsville Police Department On 4/22/2021 Detectives with the Rainsville Police Department received a tip from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency of possible child pornography possession at a residence on Lingerfelt Road in Rainsville. Dissemination of photos and other materials had been tracked back to the residence from as far off as California….

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‘Tis the Season for Safety; ALEA Urges Motorists to Plan for Winter Weather this Holiday Season

MONTGOMERY –Alabama may not have a white Christmas, but its bridges and roadways could become icy later this holiday week, with forecasts calling for freezing precipitation, particularly Thursday, Dec. 24, and into Friday, Dec. 25. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) urges motorists planning to travel this week to be prepared for hazardous road conditions,…

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ALEA Would be Thankful this Thanksgiving if You Remembered to Buckle Up and Drive Safely

MONTGOMERY –With tens of thousands of travelers driving through Alabama during thisThanksgiving week, Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) are ramping up their plans to keep roadways safe for everyone and to ensure all motorists arrive alive. During the 2020 Thanksgiving travel period, which begins at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, and ends…

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ALEA Partners with DHS and CISA for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) has partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to raise awareness of cybersecurity and to ensure all Alabamians have the necessary resources to be safe and secure while online. Each October, CISA works with government departments, organizations and…

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ALEA Troopers See Dramatic Decrease in Traffic Fatalities Over the Labor Day Weekend

MONTGOMERY –Troopers within the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division saw a significant reduction in the overall traffic fatalities during this past Labor Day weekend. The Highway Patrol Division investigated only three traffic-related fatalities as compared to 10 in 2019, which is a decrease of more than 60 percent. ALEA’s Marine Patrol Division…

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ALEA Troopers Say ‘Less Drinking, More Thinking’ to Arrive Alive this Labor Day Weekend

MONTGOMERY – Labor Day weekend marks the end of another summer, with trips to the beach, the lake and other fun-filled destinations. For many, the extended holiday consists of festivities and celebrations that include consuming alcoholic beverages. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable Labor Day but strongly urges citizens…

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ALEA Troopers Remind Motorists to ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ during Fourth of July Weekend

MONTGOMERY – Alabamians of all ages love to celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, food and fireworks. However, all too often the festivities turn tragic on the state’s roads. In an effort to prevent such tragedies, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division will once again participate in Drive Sober or…

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ALEA Resumes Normal Driver License Operations; Record Number of Alabama Citizens Served

MONTGOMERY – Despite the challenges of COVID-19, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Driver License Division has continued to serve the citizens of the state of Alabama while resuming face-to-face operations and making safety a top priority. The division closed its offices to the public on Friday, March 27; however, employees continued to provide services to…

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Statement from ALEA’s Secretary Hal Taylor on the Death of Moody Police Sergeant Stephen Williams

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — “We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of yet another law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty. Sergeant Stephen Williams bravely committed 23 years of his life to protecting and serving his community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and fellow officers of the Moody…

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ALEA Reminder Federal Government has Extended STAR ID Deadline to October 2021

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Law Enforcement reminds the public the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, at the direction of President Donald J. Trump, has extended the STAR ID enforcement deadline to Oct. 1, 2021, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). STAR ID, which stands for Secure, Trusted and Reliable Identification, is Alabama’s version of the federal…

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ALEA Dispels Rumors During Stay at Home Order

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is receiving a high volume of inquiries from motorists concerning enforcement along Alabama roadways, particularly since Governor Kay Ivey announced Friday, April 3, the stay-at-home order in response to COVID-19. Questions include whether law enforcement will set up checkpoints at Alabama state lines and/or ban motorists from entering…

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ALEA Confirms STAR ID Deadline Extension, Further Limits In-Person Driver License Services

MONTGOMERY – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, at the direction of President Donald J. Trump, is extending the REAL ID enforcement deadline to Oct. 1, 2021, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Alabama’s version of the federal REAL ID program is STAR ID, which stands for Secure, Trusted and Reliable Identification. ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor…

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ALEA’s Marine Patrol Division Reminds Everyone about Social Distancing, Water Safety

Please see below for a safety reminder from the ALEA Marine Patrol Division: ALEA’s Marine Patrol Division Reminds Everyone about Social Distancing, Water Safety MONTGOMERY – Because schools, businesses and churches have closed indefinitely in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), more people are spending their free time on Alabama waterways. Activity on Alabama’s lakes, rivers…

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ALEA Says FMCSA Has Granted Waiver

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted a waiver in response to the COVID-19 emergency for states, CDL holders, CLP holders, and interstate drivers operating commercial motor vehicles. The extension period will continue until June 30, 2020. Download full press release: https://www.alea.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/ALEA%20Extended%20Suspension%20Date%20Notification%20Memo%20CDL_CPL%20and%20Medical%20Certifications.pdfFor a complete set of terms, conditions, and restrictions of the waiver,…

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ALEA Confirms STAR ID Deadline Extension, Further Limits In-Person Driver License Services

MONTGOMERY – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, at the direction of President Donald J. Trump, is extending the REAL ID enforcement deadline to Oct. 1, 2021, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Alabama’s version of the federal REAL ID program is STAR ID, which stands for Secure, Trusted and Reliable Identification. ALEA Secretary Hal…

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ALEA Modifies Driver License Division Operations in Response to COVID-19

Montgomery – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is modifying its Driver License Division’s statewide operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). ALEA’s Secretary Hal Taylor said, “ALEA is dedicated to providing public safety to the state and its citizens and will continue. When Governor Ivey declared this state of emergency in response to the Coronavirus…

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ALEA Driver License Division has modified hours of operation at several Driver License Examining Offices

DECATUR – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Driver License Division recently has modified its hours of operation in several of its Driver License Examining Offices across the state to provide citizens with additional opportunities to conduct driver license business. The agency’s Secretary Hal Taylor said he is pleased to announce beginning Monday, Dec. 2,…

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Governor Ivey urges Alabama Citizens to Consider Obtaining a STAR ID

Press Release: MONTGOMERY –Governor Kay Ivey and Hal Taylor, Secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), on Tuesday kicked off the countdown to a federal deadline requiring a more secure identification to fly domestically on commercial aircraft and to enter military bases and certain federal facilities. During the press conference, Governor Ivey urged Alabama citizens…

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