MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $96,000 to improve public safety in four jurisdictions in northwest Alabama.
The grants to police departments in Russellville, Fayette, Cordova and the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office will be used to purchase equipment for those agencies. Gov. Ivey awarded the grants from more than $750,000 in new equipment funding allocated by the U.S. Department of Justice and administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.
Gov. Ivey awarded the grants as part of more than $750,000 to equip Alabama law enforcement from the U.S. Department of Justice. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the awards.
“Law enforcement face dangers every day as they keep watch over our neighborhoods and communities,” Gov. Ivey said. “We must ensure they have the equipment they need to both effectively and safely perform their jobs. These grant funds will be beneficial in that effort.”
Gov. Ivey awarded the grants from funds supplied to the state through the U.S. Department of Justice. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the awards.
“ADECA stands with Gov. Ivey in her appreciation of our law enforcement officers and how much they mean to our communities,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “We are pleased to be a part of the process that helps keep our communities safe.”
Those awarded grants are:
Russellville– $23,959 to purchase hand-held immobilizing devices for each officer in the Russellville Police Department.
Fayette– $24,000 to purchase a new patrol vehicle for the Fayette Police Department.
Cordova – $23,941 to purchase additional tools, equipment and technology for the Cordova Police Department.
Lamar County – $24,000 to purchase a new vehicle for the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office.
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