Gov. Ivey awards equipment grants to police in northwest Alabama

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $118,000 to help law enforcement agencies in northwest Alabama better serve the public.

The funds to the towns of Aliceville, Gordo, Carrollton, Millport and Hackleburg will be used to purchase new equipment relating to law enforcement.

“Law enforcement officers across Alabama protect our citizens and put their lives on the line each and every time they go on duty,” Gov. Ivey said. “It is my hope that this equipment will be beneficial in helping them do their jobs and perform their duties.”

Grant amounts and equipment allocations are:

Aliceville – $24,000 to purchase a patrol vehicle.

Carrollton – $23,885 to upgrade body cameras and purchase other needed police equipment.

Gordo – $22,072 to purchase body cameras, handheld radios and upgrade patrol vehicle accessories.

Millport – $24,000 to purchase a new patrol vehicle.

Hackleburg – $23,805 to purchase various law enforcement equipment.

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 knows that our law enforcement agencies whether in a large city or small town play major roles in maintaining law and order, and she is very appreciative of their efforts,” 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.


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