MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded more than $92,500 to help four law enforcement agencies in southwest Alabama perform their duties more efficiently and effectively.
“Our police officers and sheriffs’ deputies put themselves in harm’s way enforcing our laws and protecting our citizens,” Gov. Ivey said. “I am pleased to provide these grants to ensure these officers have the equipment they need to perform their duties.”
The agencies awarded grants were:
Pine Hill Police Department – $20,508 to purchase five body cameras and two patrol vehicle cameras.
Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office – $24,000 to buy updated computer equipment to assist the office in filing reports, sending communications and other administrative duties.
Thomasville Police Department – $24,000 to purchase four patrol vehicle cameras.
Monroeville Police Department – $24,000 to purchase updated radar equipment, and install vehicle locking devices to prevent detainees from escaping.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available to the state by the U.S. Department of Justice.
“ADECA is pleased to join with Gov. Ivey in providing funds to help our dedicated public safety officers carry out their duties,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.
ADECA administers an array of programs supporting law enforcement and traffic safety, economic development, energy conservation, water resource management and recreation development.
Jim Plott or Mike Presley
ADECA Communications and External Affairs