Integrated State Law Enforcement Task Force http://apr.org en Ala. Senate Delays Government Consolidation Bills http://apr.org/post/ala-senate-delays-government-consolidation-bills <P>The Alabama Senate has delayed a vote on a package of bills addressing government consolidation and efficiency.</P> <P>Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh had planned to get the bills up for a vote Thursday. Marsh says he decided to delay a vote until next week because the bills are complicated and senators want time to study them.</P> <P>The package includes a bill to consolidate and reorganize the more than 20 law enforcement programs in state government. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:46:33 +0000 The Associated Press 24563 at http://apr.org Ala. Senate Delays Government Consolidation Bills Alabama Officials Compromise On Law Enforcement http://apr.org/post/alabama-officials-compromise-law-enforcement <P>Alabama's governor and a legislative leader have compromised on consolidating law enforcement programs.</P> <P>Gov. Robert Bentley and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh had offered different plans to improve efficiency, but they announced an agreement on a bill Tuesday.</P> <P>The bill reorganizes Alabama's many law enforcement programs into a Cabinet-level agency called the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency. It will have two units. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:28:20 +0000 The Associated Press 24427 at http://apr.org Alabama Officials Compromise On Law Enforcement Ala. Officials Differ Over Law Enforcement Merger http://apr.org/post/ala-officials-differ-over-law-enforcement-merger <P>Competing plans are being developed for achieving more efficiency in Alabama's law enforcement operations.</P> <P>Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh unveiled legislation Friday that would consolidate and reorganize the state's many law enforcement functions into a new Public Safety Agency. It would include state troopers, the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, marine police, the fire marshal and others. It would abolish the state Department of Homeland Security and divide its duties among other agencies.</P> <P>The governor's office announced that Gov. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:33:01 +0000 The Associated Press 23409 at http://apr.org Ala. Officials Differ Over Law Enforcement Merger Task Force to Recommend Ala. Law Enforcement Cuts http://apr.org/post/task-force-recommend-ala-law-enforcement-cuts <DIV> <P>A state task force report will recommend ways to cut Alabama's law enforcement spending, most likely by combining some of the state's 22 law enforcement agencies.</P> <P>The Anniston Star reports (http://bit.ly/UwnWEE) that members of the Integrated State Law Enforcement Task Force aren't yet giving specifics of what would be cut under the proposal. The report is to be delivered to Gov. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:12:48 +0000 The Associated Press 21802 at http://apr.org Task Force to Recommend Ala. Law Enforcement Cuts