MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $51,000 grant to assist the city of Muscle Shoals in purchasing new equipment for the Muscle Shoals Police Department.
The grant funds will purchase 14 “Entry Kits” that will be used in potentially dangerous situations when officers need added protection and the ability to safely gain entry into a space. The kits include a ballistic shield, bolt cutters and other tools to help officers quickly gain entry.
“Our law enforcement officers must be prepared to respond at any time to dangerous and potentially deadly situations,” Gov. Ivey said. “I am pleased to award this grant to the city of Muscle Shoals as it works to better equip its officers to handle these awful situations if and when they arise.”
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice. ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, infrastructure upgrades, recreation, energy conservation and water resources management.
“ADECA stands with Gov. Ivey as she continues to lend support to our local law enforcement through equipment and training in order to create safer communities,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.