The Office of Prosecution Services (OPS) is dedicated to improving the criminal justice system of Alabama by promoting professionalism through education, legislation, fiscal services, and information; and to be advocates for the administration of justice; to be persons of honor, courage, and humility; to be firm and uncompromising in our principles, with fairness and honesty as our standard.

OPS and Alabama District Attorneys are fortunate to work with dedicated partners in the criminal justice arena.   OPS cherishes our professional relationships within each branch of state and federal government as well as other advocacy groups and professional associations.  These valued partners work with us to engage in the process with the sole motivation to keep Alabama’s criminal justice system fair, just, and effective.  At OPS, our stock and trade is our zealous work ethic and our earned reputation for giving an honest and fair opinion regardless of its consequence.  It is our nature as prosecutors to stand in hard places, say things that need to be said and fight fights that need to be fought.


Section 12-17-230. Purpose.

(a) The Office of Prosecution Services is hereby established.
(b) It shall be the purpose of the Office of Prosecution Services to assist the prosecuting attorneys throughout the state in their efforts against criminal activity in the state. Such assistance may include:
(1) The obtaining, preparation, supplementing and dissemination of indexes to and digests of the decisions of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals of Alabama and other courts, statutes and other legal authorities relating to criminal matters;
(2) The preparation and distribution of model indictments, search warrants, interrogation advices and other common and appropriate documents employed in the administration of criminal justice at the trial level;
(3) The preparation and distribution of a basic prosecutor’s manual and other educational materials;
(4) The promotion of and assistance in the training of prosecuting attorneys;
(5) The provision of legal research assistance to prosecuting attorneys;
(6) The provision of such assistance to law enforcement agencies as may be lawful; and
(7) The provision of such other assistance to prosecuting attorneys which is necessary for the successful implementation of this article or which hereafter may be authorized by law.


Barry Matson
Executive Director

Trisha Mellberg
Deputy Director

Patrick Lamb
General Counsel

Gabrielle Helix
Domestic Violence Resource Prosecutor

Bill Lindsey
Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor

Debbie Wright
Executive Assistant


Melissa Gargus
Fiscal Officer

Debra Montesano
Payroll Officer

Tamara Martin
Special Projects Coordinator

Candice Persky
Grant Administrator

Chris Sustarich
Administrative Assistant

Mason Helix
Director of Multimedia


Beau Brown
Deputy Director, NCFI

Alicia Holcombe
Program Coordinator, NCFI