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ALEA - Will You Rise to the Challenge?

Currently Accepting Applications for the Following Positions throughout the State:

APPLY TODAY - Complete and submit an application to State of Alabama Personnel Department via mail at P.O. Box 304100, Montgomery, AL 36130-4100 or by fax at 334.242.1110.  If you have any questions, please call ALEA Personnel at 334.517.2444.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is committed to complying with all State and Federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, citizenship, age, or physical or mental disability.

Career Progression Information

  • ALEA Trooper Trainee (60670) - CURRENTLY accepting application for this entry-level opportunity.  Complete application and send to the State of Alabama Personnel Department via mail at P.O. Box 304100, Montgomery, AL 36130-4100 or by fax at 334.242.1110. Access the job announcement listing the minimum qualifications, special requirements, and benefits for this classification.

  • ALEA Trooper (60671) - Eligible for promotion after attaining permanent status as an ALEA Trooper, Trainee (at least six (6) months) and successfully completed required training at the Alabama Criminal Justice Training Academy.

  • ALEA Trooper, Senior (60672) - Eligible for promotion after being employed as a Trooper for at least two (2) years (combination of time worked as an ALEA Trooper, Trainee and ALEA Trooper). 

  • ALEA Corporal (60673) - Eligible to compete for promotion with current, permanent status and one (1) year of experience as an ALEA Trooper, Senior.

  • ALEA Sergeant (60674) - Eligible to compete for promotion after four (4) years progressively responsible experience as a Trooper and one (1) year of experience as an ALEA Corporal.

  • ALEA Lieutenant (60675) - Eligible to compete for promotion after five (5) years progressively responsible experience as a Trooper and two (2) years progressively responsible supervisory experience.

  • ALEA Captain (60676) - Eligible to compete for promotion after six (6) years progressively responsible experience as a Trooper and two (2) years progressively responsible supervisory experience.

  • ALEA Chief (60677) - Eligible to compete for promotion after seven (7) years progressively responsible experience as a Trooper and three (3) years progressively responsible supervisory experience.

Salary Information - Current salary information for each merit system classification can be obtained by accessing the Pay Plan provided by the State of Alabama Personnel Department. Input the 5-digit class code provided next to the class title in which you are interested and click on the Search button.

Disclaimer:  The information included herein is for informational purposes only and in no way constitutes or guarantees any terms or conditions of employment. The information included herein was accurate upon its placement on the website. It is possible modifications have since been made to the classifications and an update is required. If you observe such a discrepancy and/or have a question, contact ALEA Personnel via email at personnel@alea.gov.

  • Police Communications Officer I (21121), ALEA Option (220) - CURRENTLY accepting applications for this entry-level opportunity. Complete application and send to State of Alabama Personnel Department via mail at P.O. Box 304100, Montgomery, AL 36130-4100 or by fax at 334.242.1110Access the job announcement listing the minimum qualifications, special requirements, and benefits for this classification.

  • Police Communications Officer II (21122), ALEA Option (220) - Eligible to compete for promotion after two (2) years of experience as a Police Communications Officer I.

  • Police Communications Officer III (21123), ALEA Option (220) - Eligible to compete for promotion after two (2) years of experience as a Police Communications Officer II.

  • Police Communications Manager (21124) - Eligible to compete for promotion after five (5) years of experience in emergency communications for a first responder agency to include one (1) year of supervisory experience.

  • Police Communications Director (21125) - Eligible to compete for promotion after six (6) years of experience in emergency communications for a first responder agency to include two (2) years of supervisory experience.

Salary Information - Current salary information for each merit system classification can be obtained by accessing the Pay Plan provided by the State of Alabama Personnel Department. Input the 5-digit class code provided next to the class title in which you are interested and click on the Search button.

Disclaimer:  The information included herein is for informational purposes only and in no way constitutes or guarantees any terms or conditions of employment. The information included herein was accurate upon its placement on the website. It is possible modifications have since been made to the classifications and an update is required. If you observe such a discrepancy and/or have a question, contact ALEA Personnel via email at personnel@alea.gov.

  • Driver License Examiner I (60410) – CURRENTLY accepting applications for this entry-level opportunity. Complete application and send to State of Alabama Personnel Department via mail at P.O. Box 304100, Montgomery, AL 36130-4100 or by fax at 334.242.1110. Access the job announcement listing the minimum qualifications, special requirements, and benefits for this classification.

  • Driver License Specialist (60412) – Entry-level opportunity requiring high school diploma/GED and three (3) years of experience performing responsible clerical work such as conducting research, making technical decisions to determine appropriate action, and inspecting documents for compliance according to applicable standards. (Applications are not currently being accepted)

  • Driver License Examiner II (60411) – Eligible for promotion after eighteen (18) months of experience as a Driver License Examiner I (60410).

  • Driver License Examiner III (60413) – Eligible for promotion after three (3) years of experience in driver license examination (requires permanent merit system status as a Driver License Examiner II (60411) or Driver License Specialist (60412)).

  • Driver License Supervisor (60414) – Eligible for promotion after three (3) years of experience working in a specialized driver license unit (requires permanent merit system status as a Driver License Examiner II (60411), DL Examiner III (60413), or Driver License Specialist (60412)).

  • Driver License Manager (60415) – Eligible for promotion after three (3) years of experience in the supervision or management of personnel involved in administering examinations to persons applying for driver licenses or researching, compiling, reviewing, and interpreting drivers’ license records.

Salary Information - Current salary information for each merit system classification can be obtained by accessing the Pay Plan provided by the State of Alabama Personnel Department. Input the 5-digit class code provided next to the class title in which you are interested and click on the Search button.

Disclaimer:  The information included herein is for informational purposes only and in no way constitutes or guarantees any terms or conditions of employment. The information included herein was accurate upon its placement on the website. It is possible modifications have since been made to the classifications and an update is required. If you observe such a discrepancy and/or have a question, contact ALEA Personnel via email at personnel@alea.gov.

  • ALEA Special Agent (11275) - Entry-level opportunity requiring candidates to have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public or business administration, or a closely related field and at least two (2) years of experience conducting criminal investigations with a law enforcement agency. Qualifying experience can substitute for education on a year-for-year basis. Note: (Applications are not being accepted at this time)

  • ALEA Special Agent, Senior (11276) - Eligible for promotion after working at least two (2) years as an ALEA Special Agent.

  • ALEA Supervisory Special Agent (11277) - Eligible for promotion after attaining permanent status as an ALEA Special Agent, Senior, graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public or business administration, or a closely related field, and five (5) years of experience conducting and/or overseeing criminal investigations with a law enforcement agency. Qualifying experience above the minimum can substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.

  • ALEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge (11278) - Eligible for promotion after attaining permanent status in a qualifying feeder class, graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public or business administration, or a closely related field, and six (6) years of experience conducting and/or overseeing criminal investigations with a law enforcement agency to include two (2) years supervisory experience over law enforcement officers conducting investigations. Qualifying experience above the minimum can substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.

  • ALEA Special Agent in Charge (11279) - Eligible for promotion after attaining permanent status in a qualifying feeder class, graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public or business administration, or a closely related field, and eight (8) years of experience conducting and/or overseeing criminal investigations with a law enforcement agency to include three (3) years supervisory experience over law enforcement officers conducting investigations. Qualifying experience above the minimum can substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.

Salary Information - Current salary information for each merit system classification can be obtained by accessing the Pay Plan provided by the State of Alabama Personnel Department. Input the 5-digit class code provided next to the class title in which you are interested and click on the Search button.

Disclaimer:  The information included herein is for informational purposes only and in no way constitutes or guarantees any terms or conditions of employment. The information included herein was accurate upon its placement on the website. It is possible modifications have since been made to the classifications and an update is required. If you observe such a discrepancy and/or have a question, contact ALEA Personnel via email at personnel@alea.gov.

  • ALEA Pilot (60685) - CURRENTLY accepting applications for this entry-level opportunity. Complete application and send to State of Alabama Personnel Department via mail at P.O. Box 304100, Montgomery, AL 36130-4100 or by fax at 334.242.1110.  Access the job announcement listing the minimum qualifications, special requirements, and benefits for this classification.

  • ALEA Pilot, Senior (60686) - CURRENTLY accepting applications for this entry-level opportunity. Complete application and email to ALEA Personnel at personnel@alea.gov Access the job announcement listing the minimum qualifications, special requirements, and benefits for this classification.

  • ALEA Pilot, Chief (60687) – To be determined at a later date.

Salary Information - Current salary information for each merit system classification can be obtained by accessing the Pay Plan provided by the State of Alabama Personnel Department. Input the 5-digit class code provided next to the class title in which you are interested and click on the Search button.

Disclaimer:  The information included herein is for informational purposes only and in no way constitutes or guarantees any terms or conditions of employment. The information included herein was accurate upon its placement on the website. It is possible modifications have since been made to the classifications and an update is required. If you observe such a discrepancy and/or have a question, contact ALEA Personnel via email at personnel@alea.gov.

Frequently Asked Questions

ALEA management understands the current environment of the policing profession and, as a result, is committed to developing and implementing a dynamic strategy focused on providing its law enforcement officers with a healthy working environment established through quality education and training opportunities; maintaining a culture based on honesty, excellence, attitude, respect and teamwork; openly communicating the goals and expectations of management to create transparency and togetherness; and soliciting input from and implementing ideas and solutions from employees without regard to rank and/or position.

ALEA management also understands that a law enforcement career is physically and mentally demanding, and the stresses of the job can carry over into his/her personal life. Management’s plan to counteract these issues is to create and nurture a work environment and support system that enhances the ability for all our employees to strive professionally and personally. To accomplish this feat, management has chosen to focus most of its time and commit resources to the following: 

Training – ALEA provides training opportunities to employees to achieve the agency’s operational goals, provide employees with the tools and knowledge necessary to perform their job at the highest level, and instill and/or reinforce the employee’s sense of value to the agency.

Mentoring – All levels of management have been directed to establish a mentoring program integrated with a goal-oriented feedback system as a means of providing a structured mechanism for developing strong relationships within ALEA, as well as a solid foundation for employee retention and growth. An example is the Field Training Officer (FTO) program for law enforcement officers, where our most experienced officers pair with Trainees and others who have less experience. The FTO program is designed to develop specific competencies using various types of training regimens, offering performance feedback and solutions for achieving goals.

Instilling a Positive Culture – ALEA works continuously to establish and refine the culture relying on honesty, excellence, positive attitude, respect, service and teamwork.

Credibility through Communication - Communication is vital to building and maintaining credibility. All levels of management understand the importance of listening and responding to (or otherwise acknowledging) employee input.

Feedback - Continuous feedback and training are offered to employees, so their efforts stay aligned with the goals of the agency and meet its expectations.

Growth Opportunities – ALEA’s organizational structure includes several ranks within the classified service beyond the working/senior-level Trooper/Special Agent classifications (e.g., Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel) that can be attained by employee engagement and receptiveness to career development programs.

Fostering Trust and Confidence in Management – Successes of the agency are dependent upon our employees’ belief and understanding that upper management has the best interests of the agency and its employees in mind by competently serving with honesty, integrity, humility, professionalism, consistency and transparency. These values in management inspire others, create a strong work environment and culture of service and commitment to our overall mission to protect and serve the public in the state of Alabama.

  • State Employees’ Health Insurance Plan – Basic medical care coverage for employees and their eligible dependents (wellness and tobacco-free discounts available for reduced monthly premiums), Supplemental Dental and Vision Plans, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account Plan, Healthcare Reimbursement Account Plan, etc. by the Alabama State Employees’ Insurance Board

  • Worker’s Compensation program with expanded benefits for employees injured in the “line of duty” (Code of Alabama 1975, § 36-21-13)

  • Paid Leave Benefits:

    • 13 Paid Holidays

    • 13 Annual Leave (vacation) days each year with incremental increases every five years of service, maxing out at 29 days with 25 years of service. Employees may accrue and carry over up to 60 days of annual leave and have payout options upon separation.

    • 13 Sick Leave days each year. Employees may accrue and carry over up to 150 days of sick leave and have the option to receive payout for half his/her balance upon retirement (maximum 75 days) or convert the entire balance toward retirement service credit.

    • 21 Paid Military Leave days each year for employees taking part in qualifying military duties.

  • Retirement – Defined Benefit Plan managed by the State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) of the Retirement Systems of Alabama:

    • Tier 1 (creditable service with RSA prior to Jan. 1, 2013) - A law enforcement officer is eligible to receive retirement benefits if he/she has at least 10 years of service credit and has attained the age of 52 or the employee has accumulated 25 years of service credit, without regard to age.

    • Tier 2 (hired on or after Jan. 1, 2013) - A law enforcement officer is eligible to receive retirement benefits when he or she has at least 10 years of service credit and has attained the age of 56.

  • Law Enforcement Officers receive a daily subsistence pay up to $12 for each day on duty (approximately $2,800 annual benefit).

You can apply for employment with ALEA by accessing and completing the application and submitting it to State of Alabama Personnel Department via mail at P.O. Box 304100, Montgomery, AL 36130-4100 or by fax at 334.242.1110.

 

A career in law enforcement is not for everyone as it takes a certain level of physical and mental toughness to successfully initiate and maneuver the unpredictable twists and turns of a successful law enforcement career. If you can honestly answer “Yes” to the following questions, you may possess the character and qualities ALEA is recruiting to join its ranks:

  • Do I sincerely desire to serve the state of Alabama?
  • Am I conscientious, motivated, responsible and eager to learn?
  • Am I concerned about my community and fellow Alabamians?
  • Can I perform my duties without prejudice involving another's race, creed, gender, nationality or any other prohibited factor?
  • Can my family and I live with the inherent dangers of the job, separation from home and irregular work hours?
  • Am I prepared to make life-or-death decisions involving the use of deadly force?
  • Am I responsible and self-disciplined enough to enforce traffic and criminal laws working alone in isolated, rural areas of the state with minimal supervision?
  • Can I exhibit honesty and integrity in all my dealings with the public, court officials and supervisors?
  • Can I take command and make responsible decisions when confronted with emergencies or personal danger?
  • Can I follow orders?
  • Can I successfully undertake the regimented and strenuous physical and mental training at the trooper academy?
  • Can I swear to and commit to upholding the high standards of conduct, on and off duty, that is required of a sworn officer employed by ALEA?

EDUCATION: Possess a high school diploma, OR, valid GED certificate AND possess a valid certification of having passed the Basic Ability Test (BAT) for Law Enforcement Officers as approved by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission; OR possess an earned Associate’s Degree or higher Degree from a College or University accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), or its regional equivalent. NOTE: Applicants who are already APOSTC certified and who are required to complete the Refresher training for reinstatement of his/her Certification are not required to pass the BAT. More information about the BAT can be found by referencing the “What is the Basic Ability Test (BAT)?” also located in this FAQ Section.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants must be age 21 or older at time of appointment
  • Applicants must be a U. S. citizen at the time of appointment
  • Applicants must possess a valid Alabama driver license at the time of appointment
  • Be available 24 hours/seven days a week to include working on weekends and holidays
  • Applicants must meet the requirements of APOSTC and designated agency training, as well as other specialized training during the probationary period
  • Applicants will be required to complete the APOSTC’s Physical Ability/Agility Test (PAAT) consisting of the following components:
    • An obstacle course in 90 seconds consisting of pushing a vehicle 15 feet, climbing a 6-foot wall or chain-link fence, crawling through a small window, walking a balance beam, and dragging a 165-pound dummy 15 feet
    • At least 22 push-ups in 60 seconds
    • At least 25 sit-ups in 60 seconds
    • A 1.5 mile run in 15 minutes and 28 seconds

Note: APOSTC certified candidates will be required to complete a Physical Agility Fitness Assessment requiring completion of the obstacle course in 90 seconds and running 300 meters (untimed).

  • Applicants must successfully complete a background investigation
  • Adhere to ALEA residency requirements for law enforcement officers
  • Polygraph evaluation
  • Medical exam*
  • Psychological evaluation*
  • Drug screen*

*Completed after a conditional offer of employment is extended

All law enforcement officers employed by ALEA must have the ability to maintain physical requirements necessary to perform the essential functions of a law enforcement officer, with or without the implementation of a reasonable accommodation(s). The Physical Agility/Ability Test (PAAT) adequately measures an applicant’s ability to perform the essential functions of a law enforcement officer. Therefore, the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) requires all applicants to pass the PAAT within seventy-two (72) hours of reporting to the training academy. As a best management practice and responsible use of agency/state resources, ALEA Trooper, Trainee candidates who are not already APOSTC certified must pass the PAAT as a part of the hiring process. Failure to meet the minimum standard for all components of the PAAT will result in the applicant being disqualified from employment consideration (failure does not prohibit the candidate from being considered for future employment opportunities).

The Physical Agility/Ability Test (PAAT) assessment consist of the following components:

  • An obstacle course where candidates push a vehicle 15 feet, climb a 6-foot wall or chain link fence, crawl through a small window, walk a balance beam, and drag a 165-pound dummy 15 feet. The course must be completed within 90 seconds.
  • The candidate must be able to complete at least 22 push-ups in 60 seconds.
  • The candidate must complete at least 25 sit-ups in 60 seconds; and
  • The candidate must complete a 1.5 mile run in at least 15 minutes and 28 seconds.

Note: The PAAT is a pass/fail component of the hiring process for all law enforcement candidates who are not already certified law enforcement officers. Candidates who are certified law enforcement officers will complete the Physical Agility and Fitness Assessment (PAFA) which is required of all ALEA sworn personnel on an annual basis. The PAFA requires completion of the obstacle course within 90 seconds and, within 30 of completing the course, running/sprinting 300 meters (untimed with no walking allowed).

The five (5) week exercise plan was developed by a certified physical fitness instructor employed by ALEA. You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. This is particularly true if you (or your family) have a history of high blood pressure or heart disease, or if you have ever experienced chest pain when exercising or have experienced chest pain in the past month when not engaged in physical activity, smoke, have high cholesterol, are obese, or have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in physical activity. Do not start this fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately. ALEA is providing this exercise plan as a courtesy and is not liable for any adverse medical arising as the result of your participation in the program.

In 2014 the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission (Commission) modified the education requirements for law enforcement officer applicants to include the requirement of the applicant completing a Commission approved Basic Ability Test (BAT) composed and administered by the Alabama Community College System (ACCS). The BAT is an ACT WorkKeys Assessment comprised of the following components: (1) Reading for Information (Workplace Documents), pass score 4; (2) Locating Information (Graphic Literacy), pass score 4; and (3) Applied Mathematics, pass score 3.

The BAT is administered through the Alabama Community College System and is available at every Community College in the State. Applicants may contact the community college nearest their location for scheduling or other information. The applicant is responsible for paying a non-reimbursable fee of $45 to the community college administering the test. Should an applicant fail any of the three (3) segments, s/he is allowed to re-take the failed segment for an additional fee of $15 per segment. It is important when scheduling the test that the applicant specify whether the test is the ACT WorkKeys Assessment for a Law Enforcement Officer position.

The ACT WorkKeys Assessment is also available nationwide. Subject to the employing agency’s approval, out-of-state applicants may take the ACT WorkKeys Assessment (BAT) in their home state provided proper documentation of a valid test result is submitted to both the employing agency and APOSTC. Applicants in need of assistance with the successful completion of the BAT can enroll now.

In addition to possession of a valid high school diploma or GED certificate, the BAT is required of all applicants except those applicants who are already APOSTC certified and who are required to complete the Refresher training for reinstatement of their Certification, or, those applicants possessing an earned Associate’s Degree or higher Degree from a College or University accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), or its regional equivalent.

For complete information relating to the BAT and ACT WorkKeys Assessment requirements please read the entire text of Chapter Two (2) of the Alabama (APOSTC) Administrative Code, as amended.

If you have questions about the BAT contact ALEA Personnel via email at personnel@alea.gov or phone at 334.517.2444 OR the Commission via email at apostc@apostc.alabama.gov or phone at 334.242.4045. 

  • Does not must meet education standards established by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC) which requires the possession of a high school diploma OR possess a valid GED certificate AND possess a valid certification of having passed the Basic Ability Test (BAT) for Law Enforcement Officers as approved by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (APOSTC); OR possess an earned Associate’s Degree or higher Degree from a College or University accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), or its regional equivalent.                                                                                                                                                                                      NOTE: Applicants who are already APOSTC certified and who are required to complete the Refresher training for reinstatement of his/her Certification are not required to pass the BAT.
  • Fails to meet APOSTC background and physical requirements, which require one to be in good mental and physical health necessary to perform the essential functions of a law enforcement officer.
  • Has a felony conviction (A pardon or nolo contendre does not nullify a conviction for this rule).
  • Has a domestic violence conviction or a documented history of domestic reports or calls for law enforcement intervention into domestic incidents. The history will be evaluated to determine if the candidate is the predominant aggressor. Should a candidate have a pending Protection from Abuse filed against them and/or a standing judicial order regarding a Protection from Abuse will be disqualified, but may resubmit upon the Protection from Abuse being adjudicated.
  • Psychological exam results indicate serious concerns regarding his/her suitability for employment.
  • Is prohibited by state or federal law from owning, possessing, or carrying a firearm, including but not limited to a pistol, handgun, rifle, or shotgun.
  • Is required to register as a convicted sex offender as defined in Title 15-20A-5, Code of Alabama 1975, as amended.
  • Fails to report accurate and complete employment and/or criminal history information on the state application and subsequent requests for information from ALEA.
  • Was terminated, forced to resign, or resigned in lieu of termination from a previous employer because of a proven theft, drug use, violent action, or any act that impugns basic honesty.
  • Fails to possess a valid driver license at the time of appointment.
  • Cannot be verified as a U.S. Citizen (verified via I.C.E. through the Fusion Center).
  • Has used an assumed name to conceal identity in an attempt to commit financial fraud or personal gain. This does not include law enforcement officers (LEOs) acting in a law enforcement capacity.
  • Used Social Security information for fraudulent purposes.
  • Failed to pay or fraudulently filed taxes within the past five years.
  • Did not discharge from the armed services under honorable conditions (appropriate documentation required).
  • Has a credit history that indicates fraud, forgery, a documented history of repeated filing for bankruptcy, or theft by deception.
  • Received a DUI/BUI conviction within the past five years or has a history involving DUI/BUI convictions, failing to appear in court, having a driver license revocation(s), or a conviction of leaving the scene of an accident.
  • Has a civil record involving repeated failure to pay child support.
  • Deliberately withholds medical information pertaining to the ability to perform the essential functions of a law enforcement officer position.
  • Is or has been a member of, or prominently associated with, gangs or any subversive or racist organization.
  • Has body art, tattoo(s) or brands (s) deemed by the Secretary, that would appear unprofessional and/or offensive, regardless of location. Such body art, tattoos or brands would include but not be limited to: graphic depictions of nudity or violence; vulgar art, words or phrases, including profane language, initials or acronyms that are widely and commonly used to express profane or unprofessional meanings; initials or acronyms representing criminal or historically oppressive organization (e.g., racial/hate groups, street gang names, numbers and/or symbols).
  • Used or possessed within the five-year period immediately preceding the date the candidate begins the pre-employment assessment program as an ALEA Trooper Trainee/Special Agent LSD, PCP, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, hallucinogens, psilocybin mushrooms or designer drugs (e.g. ecstasy, synthetic cathinones, their chemical derivatives and synthetic equivalents, etc.). If use occurred prior to the five-year period preceding the date of the pre-employment assessment program, the following factors will be considered: (1) the frequency of the behavior; (2) the quantity of drugs involved; (3) the type of drug; and (4) corrective measures implemented by the candidate to prevent drug possession or usage.
  • Used or possessed within the three-year period immediately preceding the date the candidate begins the pre-employment assessment program as an ALEA Trooper Trainee/Special Agent marijuana, inhalants (huffing), anabolic steroids or synthetic cannabinoids (e.g. spice, K2, etc.). If use occurred prior to the three-year period preceding the date of the pre-employment assessment program, the following factors will be considered: (1) the frequency of the behavior; (2) the quantity of drugs involved; (3) the type of drug; and (4) corrective measures implemented by the candidate to prevent drug possession or usage.
  • Engaged in the unauthorized usage of any illegal drug while employed in a position of public trust (e.g., sworn law enforcement officer or a security sensitive job classification).
  • Has a conviction for any misdemeanor crime, as defined in Chapters 6 and 8 of Title 13A of the Code of Alabama 1975, within the past five years.
  • Have been arrested and currently under bond for any felony or misdemeanor offense pending judicial process and adjudication.

 

NOTE: This list is not exhaustive and is not meant to be definitive of all disqualifying events.

No. ALEA is a diverse agency offering several specialty areas in the criminal justice career field. Most law enforcement officers hired by ALEA, however, are assigned to patrol the state’s roadways based on existing manpower requirement and associated shortages.

ALEA is Alabama’s pre-eminent law enforcement agency offering a variety of law enforcement career specialization areas throughout the state to most notably include:

  • Patrol (state highways, waterways, and complexes)
  • Criminal Investigations (officer-involved shootings, homicide, alcohol and rural crimes, narcotics, and crimes against children)
  • Dignitary Protection for the state’s top political leaders
  • EOD/SWAT member (hazardous-duty pay available)
  • Aviation Unit member
  • Alabama Criminal Justice Training Center (ACJTC) instructor

In addition to specialized law enforcement career opportunities, ALEA provides officers “additional duty assignments” including, but not limited to, football details at state colleges and universities (e.g., Auburn, Alabama, UAB, Jacksonville State, Troy), temporary training officer at the ACJTC (in Selma) and Honor Guard member. Moreover, officers may supplement their income by working overtime assignments in construction zone areas or other grant funded assignments.

Yes. SBI provides investigative services throughout the state and is committed to attracting and retaining the best and brightest law enforcement officers to enhance operations. Therefore, it is essential that the agency consider both internal and external candidates to fill vacancies.