Beasley Allen Investigator Bobby Mozingo was pleased to accept a plaque recently from Col. Hugh B. McCall, director of the Alabama Department of Public Safety. The gift was a “thank you” from the agency for Beasley Allen Law Firm’s support of 75th Anniversary Celebration of ADPS and the Alabama Highway Patrol.
The Alabama Highway Patrol and Department of Public Safety marked their 75th anniversary on Dec. 3, 2010, with a commemorative program, reception, equipment display and other activities. Officials say the department has a come a long way since its inception and now has more than 1,400 sworn and non-sworn employees on staff.
The Department of Public Safety is a full-fledged, statewide law enforcement agency comprising six divisions: Administrative, Alabama Bureau of Investigation, Driver License, Highway Patrol, Protective Services, and Service. The department’s employees are committed to preserving the safety of Alabamians and visitors to our state, and they do so through a variety of enforcement, licensing, and educational programs.
The Alabama Highway Patrol is a division of the Alabama Department of Public Safety and is the highway patrol agency for Alabama, which has jurisdiction anywhere in the state. It was created to protect the lives, property and constitutional rights of people in Alabama. The Highway Patrol Division comprises seven Highway Patrol troops made up of 14 Highway Patrol posts and communications centers. It is the largest of the six divisions that form the Department of Public Safety, accounting for approximately 65 percent of the total number of arresting officers in the department.
For more information, visit the Alabama Department of Public Safety online at http://www.dps.state.al.us.