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December 20, 2018
Gov. Ivey awards grant to ALEA for crime stat training

A $51,353 grant awarded by Gov. Kay Ivey to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will help upgrade a national crime reporting program and train other law enforcement agencies on the new method.

ALEA will develop a training curriculum to help police departments, sheriff’s offices and other state law enforcement agencies convert to the new criminal statistical program required by the Federal Bureau of Investigation by January 2021.

“An accurate accounting of where and what type of criminal activities are occurring in any part of the state helps law enforcement agencies successfully prepare for and apprehend those who are determined to break our laws,” Ivey said. “I am thankful for Secretary Hal Taylor and ALEA undertaking this important task, and I am pleased to provide the support as they work to convert to this new reporting program.”

Law enforcement agencies are required by law to file crime reports on an annual basis to provide a correct accounting of the number and types of crimes occurring in a jurisdiction. The statistical information is tied to amount of funds the state or a local agency receives from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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

“ADECA is pleased to be a partner with Gov. Ivey and ALEA in this important process that helps law enforcement in so many ways,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.

ADECA administers an array of programs supporting law enforcement and traffic safety, economic development, energy conservation, water resource management and recreation development.


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