A Dale County native will retire after 36 years in legislation enforcement service.
Charles Ward will retire because the Alabama Regulation Enforcement Company’s Director of Public Security April 30.
“Col. Ward has selflessly served the residents of this state for a few years and has proudly led DPS with precision and integrity,” mentioned ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor in regards to the man who has served with the company since 1985. “I’m extraordinarily grateful for all he has achieved for this company and I’m assured his alternative is one other excellent chief that can proceed to maneuver ALEA in the precise path.”
The general public security bureau is comprised of three divisions: Motor Provider Security, Marine Patrol and Freeway Patrol, the final of which makes up the majority of Ward’s profession.
An Ozark native, Ward was appointed because the ALEA DPS Performing Director in November 2016 and have become the company director in Could 2017 after working his approach by the ranks.
Ward labored as a dispatcher with the Ozark Police Division and graduated from the Alabama State Trooper Academy in 1985. He additionally grew to become a licensed emergency medical technician.
Ward served for 10 years in Freeway Patrol in Espresso and Dale counties and on the Dothan Publish. Throughout his time there, he was acknowledged for main the Dothan Publish in DUI arrests in 1986 and was named the Dothan Optimist Membership’s Trooper of the 12 months for 1987.
Taylor mentioned that Ward’s successor, James “Jimmy” Helms, will assume the place as ALEA DPS Director Could 1. Helms started his profession with the Montgomery Police Division 30 years in the past. He has served most just lately because the Director of Coaching on the Alabama Prison Justice Coaching Middle in Selma.