Investigations and Intelligence
Director Mercado serves as Chief Investigator for the Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division. He previously served as a Senior Special Agent and State of Alabama Homeland Security Coordinator for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA). Before coming on board with the State of Alabama, Director Mercado worked for the Montgomery Police Department for 21 years before retiring as a Police Lieutenant in charge of the Homeland Security, Intelligence, and Narcotics Bureaus of the Special Operations Division. He is a graduate of Auburn University at Montgomery and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Public Safety, and a Master of Science degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management.