Last night, the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) Division was awarded the Agency of the Year by the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association (NLLEA) at their Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Over 35 local, state, federal and campus law enforcement agencies were represented at the Conference, along with exhibitors and public health partners. ALE was one of a few agencies who was recognized for the hard work and dedication to the field of alcohol law enforcement.
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, and model training programs, practices, and strategies.
ALE demonstrated this through a myriad of special investigations, proactive enforcement, and education in the communities they serve. ALE also developed and implemented several trainings for ALE and licensed establishments to increase knowledge and foster relationships for safer communities.
“Every day, our special agents and support staff work diligently to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, competency and integrity within law enforcement and the community,” said Bryan House, Director of ALE. “Our team is well-deserving of this recognition, and I am extremely proud to have North Carolina receive this notable distinction for a second year in a row.”