MONTGOMERY- Governor Kay Ivey has granted more than $250,000 to continue to strengthen public safety and fund law enforcement statewide. These funds will help improve public safety and upgrade equipment in 12 Alabama jurisdictions. Additional grants to other police and sheriff services will be made once applications are processed and reviewed.
“In Alabama, we support our men and women in blue. I am proud to continue directing funds to these people who protect our communities every day,” said Governor Ivey. “Our law enforcement personnel are putting their lives on the line, and it is important that we continue to do what we can to support them. I know these funds will go a long way in strengthening our public safety efforts. »
Governor Ivey awarded the grants from funds provided to the state through the US Department of Justice. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs administers the awards.
“ADECA stands with Governor Ivey in her appreciation of our law enforcement officers and their importance to our communities,” said ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell. “We are happy to be part of the process that allows officers to perform their duties safely and efficiently.”
The grants awarded (in geographical north-south order) are:
Jackson County – $24,000 for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department to purchase body armor.
Center – $17,687 to purchase electronic stun guns for the center police department.
Parrish – $23,945 to the Parrish Police Department for the purchase of laptop computers for patrol vehicles.
Irondale – $23,899 to purchase various public safety equipment for the Irondale Police Department.
Jemison – $16,210 for the Jemison Police Department to purchase electronic stun guns, weapons and breathalyzers.
Tallapoosa County – $24,000 for the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department to purchase defibrillators to help patients in cardiac arrest.
Autauga County – $23,800 for the Autauga County Sheriff’s Department to purchase laptop computers for patrol vehicles.
Prattville – $24,000 to help the Prattville Police Department purchase portable radios compatible with a new means of radio communication now in widespread use.
coosada – $23,183 to purchase weapons, radars and various equipment for the Coosada Police Department.
Butler County – $24,000 to purchase laptops for Butler County Sheriff’s Department patrol vehicles.
County of Geneva – $23,726 to modernize the equipment of the vehicles of the prefecture of Geneva.
Fairhope– $24,000 to purchase a patrol vehicle for the Fairhope Police Department.
ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, victim assistance programs, economic development, water resource management, energy conservation and recreation.