MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded more than $140,000 to enhance public safety in Alabama.
The two grants, totaling $143,192, were awarded to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and will help keep track of sex offenders and ensure that the state is up to date on a new federal crime reporting method.
“ALEA and our local law enforcement agencies throughout Alabama do a superb, yet often unappreciated job of maintaining law and order in our state,” Gov. Ivey said. “This funding will help provide the needed financial resources to maintain and update registries as required by federal and state laws.”
The Alabama Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Act assists law enforcement agencies in keeping track of sex offenders. The National Incident-Based Reporting Summary is a new national crime reporting system that is more comprehensive and all-encompassing than the current system it is replacing.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice.
“ADECA is pleased to partner with Gov. Ivey and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency in these measures to improve public safety,” 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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