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February 14, 2019
Governor awards grants for law enforcement equipment in Lowndes, Perry counties

MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $50,377 in grants to upgrade law enforcement equipment at three police departments in south central Alabama.

The towns of Hayneville and Mosses as well as the city of Uniontown will each use grant funds to make the purchases. Each will also use grant funds to help establish an officer safety program within the individual departments.

“Our police officers often work in highly dangerous situations and deserve the best equipment possible while serving and protecting residents,” Ivey said. “I am pleased to assist in the efforts of these law enforcement agencies as they seek to enhance their protective abilities and provide better officer safety and training.”

Hayneville will use $17,324 in funds to purchase emergency lighting and radios for patrol vehicles, officer uniforms, ballistic vests and duty weapons with accessory pouches.

Mosses will use $11,485 in funds to purchase duty weapons with accessory pouches, radar, shotguns, non-lethal weapons, flashlights, hand-held and car radios, cameras and computers.

Uniontown will use $21,568 in funds to purchase ballistic vests, handheld and car radios, body cameras, flashlights and first aid kits.

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

“ADECA joins Governor Ivey in supporting these police departments as they equip officers to perform their duties safely and effectively,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.

ADECA manages a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, infrastructure upgrades, recreation, energy conservation, water resources management and career development.


Contact: Russell Sellers, Mike Presley

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