GOVERNOR AWARDS GRANTS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT IN WEST ALABAMA
Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded over $90,000 in grants to help law enforcement officers in Hueytown, Northport, Vernon, and Pickens County obtain new or update existing equipment.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice.
“Gov. Ivey and I support these officers and deputies who work to serve and protect the people of their cities and counties every day,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “These grants will assist them in their effort and make their jobs easier and communities safer.”
- The city of Hueytown is using $23,520 to purchase new traffic cameras, laptops and radar units. These items will aid in traffic safety enforcement and investigations.
- The city of Northport is using $23,171 to purchase new printers, laptops and a computer voice stress analyzer to help improve criminal investigations.
- The city of Vernon will use $23,440 to add a new canine unit. The new unit will reduce the amount of illegal drug activity in the city through a variety of methods including traffic safety checkpoints.
- Pickens County is using $20,255 to purchase new fingerprinting equipment to allow the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department to easily submit fingerprint data to local, state and federal agencies.
Gov. Ivey hopes assisting these departments will allow the police and sheriff’s deputies to work more efficiently and effectively in the field.