Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission

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Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission
Abbreviation ABLE
Oklahoma ABLE.jpg
Patch of the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission.
Agency overview
Formed September 18, 1984
Employees 42 classified
2 unclassified
Annual budget $1.7 million
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of Oklahoma, USA
Map of USA OK.svg
Map of Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission's jurisdiction.
Size 69,898 square miles (181,030 km2)
Population 3,617,316 (2007 est.)[1]
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters 4545 N Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 270,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Agency executives
Website
Official site
Footnotes
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission, often referred to as the ABLE Commission, is an agency of the state of Oklahoma. The ABLE Commission is charged with protecting the public welfare and interest through the enforcement of state laws pertaining to alcoholic beverages, charity games, and youth access to tobacco.

Divisions[edit]

  • Administrative Services Division - 6 FTE
  • Busincess Office Division - 13 FTE
  • Enforcement Division - 25 FTE

Rank structure[edit]

Title Description Comparative OHP rank
Director Appointed by ABLE Commission to be the professional head of the ABLE Commission. OHP Colonel
Deputy Director Appointed by ABLE Director to serve as second-in-command of the ABLE Commission. OHP Lt. Colonel
Division Director Responsible for directing a Division of the ABLE Commission. OHP Major
Agent in Charge Responsible for directed investigations of a Regional Office or Specialized Unit OHP Captain
Agent in Charge Responsible for assisting in the directed investigations of a Regional Office or Specialized Unit OHP Lieutenant
Senior Agent Responsible for leading investigations and assisting lower level agents in the performance of their duties OHP Sergeant
Special Agent Responsible for field investigative operations or specialized or technical law enforcement function OHP Trooper

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission, 2 officers have died in the line of duty.[2]

Officer Date of Death Details
Agent II Paul Douglas Eirwin Sr.
Saturday, March 14, 1992
Automobile accident
Agent Lori Dean Thomas
Sunday, October 23, 1994
Vehicular assault

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Fact Sheets: Oklahoma". Economic Research Service. United States Department of Agriculture. 2008-07-02. Retrieved 2008-07-10. 
  2. ^ The Officer Down Memorial Page

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