Kay Ivey accepts Stan Stabler’s resignation, installs Hal Taylor as Acting Secretary of ALEA

Stan Stabler at MPD
[Photo Credit: Governor Robert Bentley's Office | Jamie Martin]

The Office of the Governor announced Wednesday newly sworn-in Gov. Kay Ivey has accepted the resignation of Stan Stabler, who replaced Spencer Collier as Secretary of Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) in March 2016.

Stabler, along with the 21 agency leaders of former Gov. Robert Bentley‘s cabinet, were required to submit letters of resignation by Ivey on Tuesday.

Following Stabler’s resignation, Ivey named Hal Taylor as Acting Secretary of the ALEA.

“Hal Taylor is a man of the utmost integrity who I trust during this time of transition to help in my vision of improving Alabama’s image,” stated Ivey. “I also thank the hundreds of men and women in our state law enforcement ranks who work every day to protect us.”

Having most recently served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the State Bureau of Investigations and ALEA Chief of Staff beginning in 2014, Taylor had previously worked for the ABC Board going back to 1992. There he held multiple positions, including executive security and then assistant director of the Enforcement Division.

“Governor Ivey has a significant task to steady the ship of state, and I’m thankful she has entrusted me with the duty of leading our state law enforcement agency,” weighed-in Taylor. “Our troopers, SBI investigators, support staff, and others at ALEA are top-notch, and it’s an honor to work with them in this new capacity.”

Ivey intends to conduct a thorough search for a permanent ALEA Secretary.