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May 12, 2017
Governor Ivey awards grants to Georgiana for police equipment

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $7,178 to help the Georgiana Police Department upgrade its equipment and improve public safety in the city.

Funds will be used to purchase body cameras and related items that have become standard equipment for law enforcement offices throughout the United States. Body cameras are useful in collecting evidence against those who break the law. The cameras also serve to ensure police follow correct procedure when in contact with the public.

“For our law enforcement officers to carry out their duties, the least we can do is provide them the essential equipment to perform their jobs,” Ivey said. “I am proud of our men and women who protect and serve our communities, and I am pleased to provide these funds to the Georgiana Police Department.”

The grants are the third set awarded this week for law enforcement agencies in Butler County. Ivey also awarded grants to the Greenville Police Department and to the Butler County Commission to benefit the Sheriff’s Department.

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

“ADECA is involved with so many partnerships that benefit Alabamians and make our state a better place to live,” ADECA Director Jim Byard Jr. said. “This partnership with Georgiana will give police officers access to new and needed equipment.”

ADECA has awarded numerous grants to law enforcement agencies to purchase equipment those local agencies deem more essential to their needs. It administers an array of programs supporting law enforcement and traffic safety, economic development, energy conservation, water resource management and recreation development.


Contact Jim Plott or Mike Presley

For more information, visit:  http://www.adeca.alabama.gov/