Gov. Ivey awards grants to support law enforcement agencies and other service groups

MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $700,000 to help law enforcement officers and public servants enhance their skills to better serve Alabamians.

The grants to four agencies and schools will enable them to provide training that will help solve crimes, improve investigative techniques and assist victims.

“Alabama is blessed to have dedicated law enforcement officers and support personnel who provide critical assistance in our communities and help obtain justice for crime victims,” Gov. Ivey said. “I am pleased to support these programs that will help officers and support personnel learn new skills and perform their duties even more effectively as they serve and protect.”

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice.

“Gov. Ivey has a heart for those in law enforcement careers and service organizations who are devoted to helping others, and she knows those professionals are always striving to do their jobs better,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “ADECA is pleased to join her in support of these programs.”

Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences– $293,032 to enhance laboratory equipment and research to improve the quality and timeliness of conducting investigations, particularly in relation to cases involving opioid use. The department conducts research for more than 450 law enforcement agencies within Alabama.

Jacksonville State University – $150,000 to continue forensic training for law enforcement officers in Alabama including new techniques that help officers preserve crime scenes and collect crucial evidence to solve crimes.

Auburn University at Montgomery – $110,000 to conduct statewide law enforcement and crime prevention trainings for agencies in Alabama.

Office of Prosecution Services – $138,955 to implement the Domestic Violence Resource Prosecutor Program which trains law enforcement officers, prosecutors and domestic violence shelter staff members about investigating and collecting needed information to assist in the prosecution of domestic violence offenders.

ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, victim programs, economic development, water resource management, energy conservation and recreation.


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