Spencer Collier http://apr.org en Gov. Bentley Lauds Efforts Of Crime Fighting Unit http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-lauds-efforts-crime-fighting-unit <p>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says a newly-formed task force is having success in combating rural crime, such as the theft of farm animals and equipment.</p><p>Bentley joined officials with the Agriculture Rural Crime Unit Thursday at a news conference at a cattle farm near Montgomery. Since June, agents with the newly-formed unit have made 14 felony arrests and have recovered more than a half million dollars in stolen property.</p><p>Alabama Law Enforcement Secretary Spencer Collier says the new unit is part of an initiative to consolidate state law enforcement efforts.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:18:18 +0000 The Associated Press 33966 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley Lauds Efforts Of Crime Fighting Unit Ala. House Panel Votes To Allow Hiring Officers http://apr.org/post/ala-house-panel-votes-allow-hiring-officers <P>An Alabama House committee has passed a bill that will allow school systems to hire trained resource officers to provide security in their schools and for the school system to pay for the cost of training and hiring the officers.</P> <P>The director of Alabama's Department of Homeland Security, Spencer Collier, said it's a way of insuring that Alabama student are safe when at school.</P> <P>"To get people trained as police officers is the best way to make sure schools are safe," Collier said.</P> <P>The House Education Policy Committee voted Tuesday to pass the legislation to allow sch Tue, 07 May 2013 21:39:13 +0000 The Associated Press 29923 at http://apr.org Ala. House Panel Votes To Allow Hiring Officers Alabama Plan Addresses Active Shooters http://apr.org/post/alabama-plan-addresses-active-shooters <P>Alabama's secretary of law enforcement has prepared a plan for preventing and responding to active shooters.</P> <P>Secretary Spencer Collier says law enforcement can't predict when a person intends to kill several people, but they can be trained and prepared to decrease a potential shooter's chances of executing the crime.</P> <P>The state plan calls for more law enforcement training, educating the public to report suspicious activity, and preparing response plans covering everyone from victims' families to media converging on a site. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:56:07 +0000 The Associated Press 28299 at http://apr.org Alabama Plan Addresses Active Shooters Collier To Lead New Alabama Law Enforcement Agency http://apr.org/post/collier-lead-new-alabama-law-enforcement-agency <P>Alabama's governor has promoted his homeland security director, Spencer Collier, to secretary of law enforcement.</P> <P>Collier will lead the creation of the new Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency. The agency is the result of a new state law combining many of Alabama's law enforcement programs, including the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Homeland Security.</P> <P>Gov. Robert Bentley says Collier worked on the consolidation of law enforcement programs and has the experience and expertise to lead the new agency. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 22:16:23 +0000 The Associated Press 28039 at http://apr.org Collier To Lead New Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Hackers Got Personal Info From State Computers http://apr.org/post/hackers-got-personal-info-state-computers <P>Some state employees and vendors who do business with the state are being notified that their personal information was accessed when hackers infiltrated a state computer system.</P> <P>The state Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday that it was making the notifications, but wouldn't say how many state employees or vendors were affected. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 22:02:40 +0000 The Associated Press 27957 at http://apr.org Hackers Got Personal Info From State Computers Governor Bentley Proposes Law Enforcement Plan http://apr.org/post/governor-bentley-proposes-law-enforcement-plan <P>Bentley signed the order Tuesday, which makes state Homeland Security Director Spencer Collier the state's senior law enforcement adviser.</P> <P>One of Collier's responsibilities will be to ensure the maximum number of state law enforcement officers are on the streets. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:47:47 +0000 The Associated Press 23561 at http://apr.org Governor Bentley Proposes Law Enforcement Plan Ala. Homeland Security Dir. Weighs In On Deferred Action Immigration Policy http://apr.org/post/ala-homeland-security-dir-weighs-deferred-action-immigration-policy <p><font face="Arial">Beginning&nbsp;today, undocumented immigrants under the age of 31 can apply for so-called &quot;Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.&quot;</font></p><p><font face="Arial">The&nbsp;program is&nbsp;designed to allow&nbsp;migrants to live and work in the U-S openly<span lang="EN"> without fear of deportation. </span></font></p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 22:20:54 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 16325 at http://apr.org Ala. Homeland Security Dir. Weighs In On Deferred Action Immigration Policy