MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $116,077 to help five law enforcement agencies in west Alabama obtain new or update existing equipment.
“New equipment can help police and sheriff’s deputies work more efficiently and effectively,” Gov. Ivey said. “I am pleased to assist these departments in their efforts to properly equip officers as they work each day to keep our communities safe.”
The Perry County Commission is using $24,000 to purchase new handheld radios with microphones and an interior light for use in undercover vehicles for the Perry County Sheriff’s Office.
The city of Moundville is using $23,016 to purchase new handheld radios, 10 pistols, four short rifles, four tactical shotguns, four red-dot sights and two additional magazines for the Moundville Police Department.
The Hale County Commission is using $21,176 to purchase new laptops and dashcams for patrol vehicles used by the Hale County Sheriff’s Office.
With $23,885 in grant funds, the Bibb County Commission will purchase transport equipment for a K9 unit and Tasers for the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office to expand non-lethal options when forceful response is necessary.
A $24,000 grant to the city of Greensboro will assist in purchasing spike strips, Tasers, voice recorders, officer duty supplies like boots and flashlights, brush guards, printers, weapon sights, rifle bags and slings for patrol rifles for the Greensboro Police Department.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice. ADECA manages a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, infrastructure upgrades, recreation, energy conservation, water resources management and career development.
“Gov. Ivey and ADECA support the efforts of these officers and deputies who put themselves in harm’s way to serve and protect the people of their cities and counties,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “These grants will assist them in making their jobs and communities safer.”