MONTGOMERY— Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded three grants totaling $29,944 to help law enforcement agencies in Butler and Conecuh counties obtain needed equipment.
The city of Georgiana will use $9,970 to purchase five video systems for police patrol vehicles, and the Butler County Sheriff’s Office will use $9,980 to purchase two high-definition panoramic camera systems for patrol vehicles. Both systems will collect evidence for use in criminal cases and will help increase safety for the public and officers, police officials said.
The city of Evergreen will use $9,994 to replace old police equipment including firearms, ammunition, practice targets, evidence kits and trauma kits. City officials say the new equipment will enhance the police department’s ability to provide reliable law enforcement protection for residents.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice. ADECA manages a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, infrastructure upgrades, recreation, energy conservation, water resources and career development.
Bentley notified Georgiana Mayor Jerome Antone, Butler County Commission Chairman Darrell Sanders and Evergreen Mayor Pete Wolff that the grants had been approved.
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