MONTGOMERY– Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded two grants to help the sheriffs’ departments in Choctaw and Washington counties purchase new equipment.
An $8,494 grant to the Choctaw County Commission will fund in-car computer systems for the sheriff’s department. The computers will allow incident and crash reports to be handled more efficiently.
The Washington County Commission will use a $9,946 grant to purchase equipment for the sheriff’s office to conduct traffic stops more efficiently. The county will purchase radar equipment, driver’s license scanners, citation printers and alcohol testing devices.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available to the state by the U.S. Department of Justice. ADECA manages a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, water resource management, energy conservation and recreation.
Bentley notified Choctaw County Commission Chairman Michael Armistead and Washington County Commission Chairman Allen Bailey that the grants had been approved.
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