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Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Now Collects Emergency Contact Information

MONTGOMERY, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alabamians no longer have to worry about having "In Case of Emergency" written on a card in their wallet or unlocking their smartphone to retrieve contact information in case of an accident or emergency. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency now gives the public an option to associate emergency contact information to their driver license online through the already existing Online Driver Services Suite, hosted and maintained by Alabama Interactive.

Users can add their information when visiting alea.gov either as part of a license renewal or duplicate transaction online or as a separate submission. The process is as simple as selecting Emergency Contact as the service and recording the name, relationship, address and phone number of a person they would like listed as the emergency contact. Upon arrival to an emergency, a trooper will be able to immediately view this information when entering the driver license number or other identifying factors of the parties involved. The process is just as user-friendly when editing emergency contact information already saved in the system. The user simply returns to the online service menu and enters updated or new information.

The submission of emergency contact information is not mandatory but the option to do so is required by the Emergency Notification Law.

About the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) was created by Act 2013-67 and represents the consolidation and realignment of 12 state law enforcement agencies/functions into one entity. ALEA is responsible for the functions and missions of the Alabama Department of Homeland Security, Department of Public Safety, Alabama Bureau of Investigation, Fusion Center, Criminal Justice Information Center, Marine Police, Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Enforcement Division, Department of Revenue Enforcement, Forestry Commission Investigations, Agriculture and Industry Investigations, Public Service Commission Enforcement, and Office of Prosecution Services Computer Forensic Laboratories.

The Mission of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is to efficiently provide quality service, protection and safety for the state of Alabama through the utilization of consolidated law enforcement, as well as investigative and support services. To learn more about ALEA, visit www.alea.gov.

About Alabama Interactive

Alabama Interactive is the official digital government solutions provider for the state of Alabama. The company builds and manages interactive government services on behalf of the state and is a wholly owned subsidiary of firm NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV).

About NIC

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 5,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.

Contact:

Jonathan Kimbrough
Alabama Interactive
(866) 353-EGOV
JKimbrough@egov.com

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