Secretary of Law Enforcement
Secretary of Law Enforcement Stan Stabler is a seasoned law enforcement officer who has served and protected the citizens of Alabama for three decades. Throughout his career, Stabler has served in a variety of roles with varying disciplines, including State Trooper, narcotics, investigations and dignitary protection.
Serving most recently as the Protective Services Division Chief, Stabler actively supervised the protection of such dignitaries as state constitutional officers, distinguished visitors and other high-profile public figures. Additionally, Stabler oversaw the law enforcement/police services at all state facilities, buildings and other designated properties – primarily within the state Capitol complex in Montgomery.
Stabler started his law enforcement career in 1986 as a patrolman with the Saraland Police Department. After two years, he joined the Daphne Police Department as a patrolman and later became a K-9 handler for the Narcotics Division. From 1993 to 2006, Stabler worked for the Department of Public Safety, first as a State Trooper, then as a Corporal for the Alabama Bureau of Investigation. After a two-year stint at the Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office as Chief Investigator, Stabler returned to the Department of Public Safety, now ALEA, serving as a Corporal in the Highway Patrol and ABI, Dignitary Protection Unit Commander and Governor’s Security Detail Leader.
A graduate of the University of South Alabama, Stabler received a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement Administration with dual minors in Criminal Justice and Psychology. Stabler is also a graduate of the Alabama State Trooper Academy, (Class 93-A) and the South West Alabama Police Academy. During Stabler’s career, he has received numerous certifications and trainings, including Dignitary Protection, Incident Command System, Computer Forensic Examiner, Advanced Interview and Interrogation, Licensed Polygraph Examiner, Hostage/Crisis Negotiator, Child Exploitation, Intelligence and Traffic Homicide Investigation.