The Administrative Bureau is comprised of professional and administrative staff who are responsible for providing essential services in the areas of accounting, human resources, information technology, facility management, inventory control, radio engineering, and fleet management. The following represents the divisions within the within the Administrative Bureau and associated responsibilities:
- Accounting Division - Responsible for the overall financial health of the agency. Specific responsibilities include budget management (general fund, education trust fund, departmental and federal fund appropriations); procurement; accounts payable processing; accounts receivable invoicing and collection; federal grant management; travel assistance; and requests for proposal and contract submissions.
- Information Technology Division - Responsible for operating, maintaining and securing all networks, applications, systems, devices, and electronic data specific to the ALEA mission; conducting annual and reoccurring cybersecurity awareness training, auditing and reporting; and coordinating, consulting, and helping implement new technology, modernization, consolidation, enhancements, and other IT-related services for the Agency. In addition, IT’s applications, support center, and infrastructure services allow ALEA to accurately, timely, and securely deliver law enforcement information to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies handling criminal justice and citizen safety in Alabama and across the nation.
- Personnel Division – Responsible for the management and coordination of ALEA human resources operations. Primary areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, strategic planning; employee recruitment, selection, and retention; training; policy and procedure interpretation, development, and implementation; EEO/legal compliance; performance appraisal and progressive discipline guidance and oversight; payroll and benefits; job description preparation and maintenance; providing direction with regard to workers compensation, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), donated/military leave authorization, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, etc.; investigating employee complaints; and conducting due process hearings and conferences for employees facing severe levels of disciplinary action.
- Fleet Services Unit – Responsible for the issuance and maintenance of all vehicles, vessels, ATVs, motorcycles, tractors, trailers, mobile command vehicles, lift trucks, generators and other miscellaneous equipment owned and operated by ALEA. Field maintenance personnel are strategically assigned to locations throughout the state to assist business units and vendors who provide services and goods to ALEA.
- General Services Unit – Responsible for providing professional services for ALEA personnel and facilities, maintaining necessary materials and equipment, and the coordination of all ALEA-owned building repairs. This unit provides a centralized location to coordinate all ALEA-owned building repairs and maintenance and coordinates all agency-leased facilities in conjunction with the Legal Unit.
- Radio Engineering Unit - Radio Engineering is responsible for dispatch, in-car, and handheld radio systems infrastructure licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to provide public safety communications for ALEA personnel. In addition to radios, the unit provides support for ALEA’s analog phone system and in-car electronics installations and repair. Employees are available for disaster response and planned event onsite support and are available 24/7.
Legal is comprised of the General Counsel, Staff Attorneys, and Support Staff that analyze issues impacting the agency and provide legal advice to agency leadership and divisions to assist with carrying out ALEA’s mission. The Legal Division represents ALEA’s interest in litigation matters that involve or affect the agency and its officials, including statewide driver license appeals. Other Legal Division responsibilities include training, reviewing contractual agreements and leases, drafting agency policy and administrative rules, and reviewing proposed and enacted legislation.
Attorneys in the legal division are prohibited from providing legal advice to the general public.