MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded more than $66,000 to help increase safety in neighborhoods within several southwestern Alabama cities and communities.
The governor awarded the funds from the Project Safe Neighborhoods program to the cities of Mobile and Satsuma and Monroe County. The program is designed to boost the ability of local law enforcement officers to reduce crimes in their communities.
“This program provides our law enforcement officers with the tools they need to combat crime and make communities safe places,” Gov. Ivey said. “Our officers and deputies work tirelessly to increase safety in our communities, and I am pleased to award these funds to support efforts in Mobile, Satsuma and Monroe County.”
The city of Mobile was awarded $32,524 and will use the funds to improve its technology to help battle crime in the city.
The city of Satsuma was awarded $16,220 and will use funds for technology upgrades, including a license plate recognition system.
The Monroe County Commission was awarded $18,061 which will enable the Sheriff’s Department to purchase technology to assist in investigations.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available from the U.S. Department of Justice.
“ADECA joins in with Gov. Ivey in supporting our law enforcement agencies and their effort to reduce crime in their communities,” 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.
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