• September 13th, 2021

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – The number of Labor Day holiday traffic and boating-related fatalities continued to drop in 2021 based on a comparison of previous years, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Troopers in both ALEA’s highway and marine patrol divisions noted the decrease, investigating only four traffic deaths and no boating deaths between […]

  • August 28th, 2020

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – Members of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Highway Patrol Division and State Bureau of Investigation are back in the classroom. The agency is currently utilizing both laser scanners and drone technology to gather various types of information from crash and crime scenes throughout the state to create 3-D images. This will […]

  • June 2nd, 2020

Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) investigated 375 traffic crashes with five fatalities, as well as 10 boat crashes and four non-boating fatalities (drownings) during this year’s official Memorial Day holiday travel period, which was from 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 22, to midnight Monday, May 25. Read the full article here.

  • March 1st, 2019

Two Alabama State troopers both faced close calls in separate accidents after their patrol vehicles were struck while being parked on the side of the road.  Both troopers were not seriously injured. A tractor trailer plowed into the vehicle of trooper Ricky Thomas February 14t at three in the morning near the McFarland Boulevard exit […]

  • April 2nd, 2018

All 50 States have “Move Over” laws to protect law enforcement officers and other first responders stopped on our Nation’s roads. Yet only 71% of the public are aware of these laws, and traffic-related incidents continue to be the number one cause of death among on-duty law enforcement officers. Together with our law enforcement partners […]

  • August 30th, 2017

Labor Day weekend, summer’s season finale, typically draws heavier-than-usual traffic on Alabama’s roadways and waterways. During Labor Day weekend, which runs from 12:01 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, to midnight Monday, September 4, Troopers in ALEA’s Highway Patrol and Marine Patrol Divisions will step up patrol and enforcement efforts across the state to promote safety and […]

  • September 6th, 2016

Alabama State Troopers investigated five traffic fatalities over the 2016 Labor Day weekend, half the number from the previous ear. The deaths happened in Autauga, Calhoun, Houston, Madison, and Talladega counties. Four of the five victims were drivers, according to State Troopers. The fifth victim was a pedestrian. Of the four drivers killed, only one […]

  • March 29th, 2012

As the weather warms and schools break for spring and summer, traffic swells along Alabama’s most popular highways, often resulting in more crashes, injuries, and fatalities. This year, the Alabama Department of Public Safety and other law enforcement agencies across the state say they’ll be out in full force along some of the state’s busiest […]