On Wednesday, Public Safety Secretary Erik A. Hooks named Bryan House the director of the Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) Division. Director House had been serving in an interim role since Oct. 1st when ALE was re-established as a division within the Department of Public Safety.
“I am excited to entrust the leadership of ALE to a strong internal candidate who is committed to the mission and success of ALE,” Secretary Hooks. “Director House has the experience to navigate state government and to firmly establish law enforcement partnerships across the state.”
Director House is a native of Johnston County and graduated from North Johnston High School near Kenly. House received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from East Carolina University and later attended the Virginia School of Polygraph and the West Point Leadership Program at Methodist University in Fayetteville.
Mr. House began his service to North Carolina as an ALE special agent in 1999. He attended the 14th ALE Special Agent Academy and in the years since, House has served as a task force agent with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force; commander of ALE’s special response team, special agent in charge of Professional Standards; and senior special agent in charge overseeing ALE Operations.
For the last 10 years, House has been a member of First Baptist Church in Smithfield. He is also a former Sunday School teacher.
“I am grateful to be surrounded by hard working law enforcement professionals who strive to make a difference every day. I am humbled and excited about the opportunity to serve the State of North Carolina in this new capacity,” Director House told JoCoReport.
ALE’s 109 specially trained agents have the authority to arrest and take investigatory action throughout North Carolina. Their primary responsibility is the enforcement of Alcoholic Beverage Control, tobacco, state lottery and gambling laws.