MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $15,239 to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to purchase life-saving bulletproof vests for law enforcement officers.
“Our state troopers and other agents with ALEA put their lives on the line every time they put on their badge,” Gov. Ivey said. “I hope this equipment never has to be used in the line of fire, but it is still a worthy investment.”
Funding for the vests was made possible through the U.S. Department of Justice. The new vests are intended to replace outdated vests.
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 join with Gov. Ivey in providing this equipment to law enforcement officers who protect and serve us each and every day,” 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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