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February 20, 2013
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Luther Strange
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
Alabama Attorney General
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(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Luther Strange today expressed his
support for legislation to streamline law enforcement in Alabama, consolidating a
multitude of agencies for more effective operations and more efficient use of scarce
resources. Senate Bill 108, sponsored by Senator Del Marsh, has been approved by the
Alabama Senate and this morning passed the Public Safety and Homeland Security
Committee of the House of Representatives.

“This legislation has been carefully crafted to provide important reforms that
make our law enforcement stronger and give it the ability to operate more efficiently to
protect the people of Alabama,” said Attorney General Strange. “Our State Troopers
are overextended and have not received pay raises in many years. In addition, many
areas in our state lack sufficient law enforcement resources to investigate crimes such as
rural theft. I have been discussing these concerns with Senator Marsh, and I have
received assurances from him that a portion of the savings this consolidation achieves
will be reinvested to give our State Troopers the pay they deserve, a well-earned
increase in their compensation, and to provide our state with agricultural investigators
to protect our rural communities. I am confident that the involved agencies and
employees will work together and benefit from this cooperative team effort. Our men
and women in law enforcement deserve our gratitude for their daily dedication to our
State, and I thank them for their service.”

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