ARLEY - Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed has announced that the Town of Arley has received a grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs to be used for law enforcement needs.
Arley will receive $23,075.31 for the Arley Police Department to update their patrol cars and department.
Governor Kay Ivey announced the awarding of this grant last week.
“Too often, we are reminded of the dangers our law enforcement officers face as they patrol our streets and keep our communities safe. I am pleased to announce that we have made additional funding available to help these police departments purchase necessary, new equipment,” Ivey said. “We must do everything we can to ensure our officers have the best resources available just as they ensure our families and communities are safe.”
Rep. Tim Wadsworth thanked Ivey and emphasized the importance of funding the local police departments.
“I want to personally thank Governor Ivey for approving the ADECA police protection grant that was awarded to Arley. The protection of our citizens is of paramount importance to us and our children. Without adequate funding, our police departments cannot operate at 100 percent efficiency. Further, I would like to thank Mayor Chris Tyree for his leadership.
“Senator Reed and I have worked hard to let police departments know when grants are available and to assist in any way we can in the process. Again, thanks to all that are involved,’ Wadsworth said.
Reed praised ADECA for providing support to law enforcement for equipment that will ultimately be used to keep communities and law enforcement officers safer.
“I want to thank Governor Ivey and ADECA for working with us so we can provide our police men and women with the funds they need to purchase new equipment and improve the equipment they already use.
“Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. We owe it to them to do all we can to make sure they have what they need to make their jobs easier and safer,” Reed said.
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