Protective Services is comprised of two units – Dignitary Protection and Uniformed Division. The Dignitary Protection Unit provides protection to certain state elected officials and visiting dignitaries to the state as mandated by Section 36-33-2, Code of Alabama 1975. The Uniformed Division provides security for the State Capitol, Executive Mansion, and other state facilities within the state’s Capitol Complex in Montgomery, AL, as mandated by Section 32-2-100, Code of Alabama 1975.
The mission of Protective Services is to provide a safe and secure environment for all protectees and state facilities during major events. The protective environment is enhanced by resources within ALEA, including: Aviation, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), and other resources to protect against threats from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear materials, and explosive devices.