Hal Taylor first served as Acting Secretary for the Alabama Law Enforcement when Governor Kay Ivey appointed him in April 2017. He was sworn in as Secretary in August of that same year. He served as Chief of Staff for the Agency prior to that appointment. Secretary Taylor began his law enforcement career in 1991 as an ABC agent in Shelby County. From 2002 to 2011, he was assigned to Governor Bob Riley’s security detail. He then returned to the ABC Board, where he served as Assistant Director of the Enforcement Division until February 2014, when he joined ALEA. The Secretary is a graduate of Troy University and the Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy.