ALE Awarded Agency of the Year by National Association

Author: Erin Bean

It’s always nice to be recognized for your hard work. Just ask the special agents at ALE who were pleased recently when their division was awarded the Agency of the Year Award by the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association. The award was presented to ALE Director Bryan House at their annual conference held in Montgomery, Alabama. 
Over 30 local, state, federal and campus law enforcement agencies were represented at the conference. ALE was one of the few agencies recognized for their hard work and dedication to the field of alcohol law enforcement. 
Two white males posed for picture. One on left has on a khaki suit and one on right is wearing a black suit. Man on right is holding award.The NLLEA Alcohol Law Enforcement Agency of the Year Award is given to an agency that has demonstrated agency effectiveness through the implementation of innovative programs, community and media recognition, as well as model training programs, practices and strategies. 
ALE demonstrated this through proactive enforcement. Among those efforts:  targeting illegal alcohol outlets; performing licensee inspections; maintaining training for licensees through web-based platforms; sharing training with colleagues on alcohol home delivery compliance; securing partnerships for the investigation of fraudulent identifications; and the use of two specialized units to target nuisance locations and illegal gambling. 
“Our personnel rose to meet the challenges of the past year by innovating and holding themselves to the highest standards of our profession. I have personally witnessed and heard countless stories of our employees going above and beyond their duties in service of others,” said Director House. “I am extremely proud of their accomplishments as well as having our State recognized for this important award.”

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