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Alabama Department of Public Safety 63rd Annual Report 1997-1998

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This is the Alabama Department of Public Safety’s report for the fiscal year 1997-98.
The Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI) provides assistance to municipal, county, State, Federal and foreign law enforcement agencies. In addition to field investigations of violent crimes and narcotic violations, ABI assists in crime scene searches; recovery and identification of latent fingerprints; polygraph examinations and the maintenance; dissemination, and analysis of criminal history information. All other divisions of the Public Safety Department are served by the Administrative Division, which implements policies and procedures, and provides a variety of functions necessary to the smooth operation of the department. The Driver License Division is responsible for testing and keeping records on Alabama’s licensed drivers. The Highway Patrol Division comprises 4 troops of 12 Highway Patrol posts and communications centers which are supported by tactical teams, the Traffic Homicide Investigation Unit, Training/Career Development Office, and the Motor Carrier Safety Unit. The Service Division provides training, supplies, equipment, assistance, and other special services. Appendix