Kay Ivey awards over $400,000 to law enforcement agencies across state

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Gov. Kay Ivey has granted over $400,000 to fifteen different law enforcement agencies across the state. The funds will be used to purchase new gear and increase safety in their individual districts.

“The brave men and women of our law enforcement agencies put their lives on the line each and every day to serve and protect their communities,” Ivey said. “I am pleased to help them obtain the needed equipment to enable them to do their jobs effectively and safely.”

The funds are available through the U.S. Department of Justice, and will be administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), which administers an array of programs supporting law enforcement and traffic safety, economic development, energy conservation, water resource management and recreation development.

The individual counties and districts and how they will use the grants are as follows:

West Alabama:

  • Hale, Sumter and Marengo counties will use grants to obtain new patrol vehicles
  • Greene County Sheriff’s Department will invest in radios, bullet-proof vests and related equipment
  • Eutaw Police Department will purchase vehicle radar systems and a live-scan fingerprint system
  • The Demopolis Police Department aims to use funds for a new generator, assorted office equipment, electronic stun devices

East Alabama:

  • Valley plans to use funds to purchase laptop computers
  • Lanett will use grant to acquire laptop computers, body cameras and electric stun guns
  • Alexander City will purchase a utility task vehicle and traffic equipment
  • Dadeville will invest in an off-road vehicle and body cameras
  • Sylacauga plans on purchasing 30 stun guns and accessories for their police department

Northeast Alabama:

  • Cherokee County Commission will purchase a new vehicle for the Sheriff’s Office
  • Jackson County Commission for the Sheriff’s Office will purchase tasers, body cameras, and a server to store video data
  • The city of Arab will invest in a video system that includes in-car and body cameras for the police department
  •  The city of Guntersville will purchase 80 firearms for the police department
  • The city of Scottsboro plans to purchase four new in-car computers for their police department
  • Pell City will invest in a new case management system which will enable their officers to track crime reporting and to share evidence and intelligence with other law enforcement agencies
  • Irondale plans to buy a body camera system for their officers.