MONTGOMERY– Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded two grants totaling $19,949 to provide equipment for two central Alabama law enforcement agencies.
A $9,999 grant to the city of Jemison in Chilton County will fund the purchase of Tasers for the police department, providing a non-lethal means to subdue dangerous and unruly suspects. The Bibb County Commission received $9,950 to purchase in-car cameras for the sheriff’s department to record interactions between deputies and the public. The footage can be used for evidence and training.
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 administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, water resource management, energy conservation and recreation.
Bentley notified Jemison Mayor Eddie Reed and Bibb County Commission Chairman Rodney Stabler that the grants had been approved.
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