MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a $254,684 grant to assist the city of Auburn in battling crime and keeping the community safe.
The grant, which will be used by the Auburn Police Department, is part of the Project Safe Neighborhood program and is designed to help police and organizations reduce crimes in their communities through innovative law enforcement procedures and anti-crime programs.
“This grant is another tool for the Auburn Police Department to reduce crime by taking dangerous criminals off the streets,” Gov. Ivey said. “I commend the Auburn Police Department for the job its enforcement officers do daily to protect the community, and I am pleased to announce this grant.”
Funds will enable the Auburn Police Department to enroll and participate in a nationwide program that helps track ballistic and firearm evidence in a timely manner resulting in arrests and convictions in gun violence cases. While the data center is based in Auburn, other law enforcement agencies in the state are able to use it.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant.
“ADECA joins Gov. Ivey in supporting the Auburn Police Department and other law enforcement agencies throughout the state and their efforts to reduce crime,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.
Funds were provided from the U.S. Department of Justice and awarded through the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Alabama.
ADECA administers an array of programs supporting law enforcement and traffic safety, economic development, energy conservation, water resource management and recreation development.
Jim Plott or Mike Presley
ADECA Communications and External Affairs