MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded more than $94,000 to help four east Alabama law enforcement agencies better serve the public.
The funds to the cities of Southside and Ashland, the town of Wadley and the Chambers County Commission will enable police in those municipalities and the Chambers County Sheriff’s Department to purchase equipment to enhance their abilities to serve the public and maintain law and order.
“Our police, deputies and other law enforcement officers in Alabama sacrifice so much to serve and protect our residents,” Gov. Ivey said. “I am pleased to award these funds that will be beneficial to these public servants and the people they serve.”
Grant amounts and equipment allocations are:
Southside Police Department – $23,646 to purchase equipment to support Southside Alabama Foundations for Emergency Response (SAFER).
Ashland Police Department – $24,000 to install patrol vehicle cameras and upgrade vehicle computers.
Wadley Police Department – $24,000 to upgrade patrol vehicles with data information systems and tactical response gear.
Chambers County Sheriff Department – $22,976 to purchase incapacitating devices.
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.
“Gov. Ivey supports Alabama’s law enforcement agencies and their abilities to enforce our laws,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “ADECA is pleased to join with the governor in providing these funds.”
ADECA administers an array of programs supporting law enforcement and traffic safety, development, energy conservation, water resource management and recreation development.
Jim Plott or Mike Presley
ADECA Communications and External Affairs