WINSTON COUNTY - Governor Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $115,761 to help five law enforcement agencies in Alabama purchase new or update existing equipment. Over $23,000 of that funding will benefit the Winston County Sheriff's Office.
With $23,471 in grant funds, the Winston County Commission will purchase new tasers and speed detection radars for patrol vehicles for the Winston County Sheriff’s Office. These will increase deputies’ ability to subvert potentially dangerous situations and to reduce speed-related crashes.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice.
“ADECA is pleased to support Governor Ivey’s efforts to continue assisting the police officers and sheriff’s deputies of these cities and counties as they continue keeping our communities safe,” said ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell.
ADECA manages a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, infrastructure upgrades, recreation, energy conservation and water resources management.
The Alabamian will have much more on this in an upcoming article.
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