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John Richardson named Acting Director of the Alabama Department of Public Safety

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Governor Robert Bentley swears John Richardson in as the new Acting Director of the Alabama Department of Public Safety. Governor Robert Bentley swears John Richardson in as the new Acting Director of the Alabama Department of Public Safety.
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MONTGOMERY, AL - Today Governor Robert Bentley appointed John Richardson to serve as the Acting Director of the Alabama Department of Public Safety

Richardson previously worked as an undercover agent with the ABC Enforcement Division. He was most recently the Assistant Director of the ABC Enforcement Division. Years earlier, Richardson served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

“For nearly three decades, John Richardson has been a dedicated law enforcement officer,” Governor Robert Bentley said. “He is a strong leader and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Alabama Department of Public Safety. I appreciate his willingness to serve and continue our efforts to streamline Alabama’s law enforcement agencies into one efficient department.”

Richardson will begin his new role immediately.

“I want to express my sincere appreciation to Governor Bentley for his confidence in me and for affording me the opportunity to lead the Department of Public Safety,” Richardson said. Since 1935, the department has played a pivotal role in state law enforcement and the protection of Alabama citizens. As we move forward with the consolidation of state law enforcement in the coming months, I pledge to continue this longstanding commitment to the citizens of Alabama, while working toward providing a more effective and efficient department.”

The Department of Public Safety will become a part of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency January 1, 2015.

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