Secretary of Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Director
Spencer Collier serves as Alabama’s first Secretary of Law Enforcement for the newly created Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Secretary Collier initially joined Governor Bentley’s cabinet in January 2011, as Director of the Department of Homeland Security. He is Governor Bentley’s Senior Law Enforcement Advisor and chairs the Fusion Center Executive Committee, GIS Council, and First Responders Wireless Commission. In addition, he is a member of the National Governors Association’s Homeland Security Advisors Council.
A former member of the Alabama House of Representatives, Secretary Collier was elected to represent District 105 in Mobile County in 2002 and was subsequently re-elected two terms. While in the legislature, he was a member of the Criminal Justice Committee of the American Legislative Exchange Council, the Public Safety and Homeland Security, and Judiciary Committees.
Secretary Collier began his law enforcement career at the City of Prichard as a Police Officer then became an Alabama State Trooper serving in the Highway Patrol and Administrative Divisions of the Department of Public Safety. While at DPS, he received a Governor’s Commendation and other awards for a joint rescue operation with the Department of Marine Resources during Hurricane Katrina, in which 30 people were saved from rising floodwaters.
Following his 10 year tenure with DPS, Secretary Collier worked in the private sector as a legal investigator for the prominent law firm Cunningham Bounds, LLC. He also worked as an independent consultant for economic development efforts and for legal investigations and research.
Secretary Collier is a graduate of Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security Executive Leaders Program. He is also a graduate of Troy University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Political Science; the Alabama Criminal Justice Training Center Trooper Academy; and the Southwest Alabama Police Academy.