Gov. Ivey awards grants to equip police in Addison, Double Springs, Hanceville

MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $41,371 to provide equipment for three police departments in Cullman and Winston counties.

The town of Addison will use a $13,500 grant to purchase bulletproof vests for police officers along with laptops and in-car docking stations for the laptops. A $16,893 grant will help the town of Double Springs to purchase in-car video camera systems for their police officers. The city of Hanceville will use a $10,978 grant to purchase Tasers, bulletproof vests, weapon racks and reflective traffic cones for the police department.

“Our police officers put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve our communities, and it is imperative that we provide them the tools and equipment to do their jobs safely and effectively,” Ivey said. “I am pleased to provide this funding for the police departments of Addison, Double Springs and Hanceville.”

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

ADECA administers a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, water resource management, energy conservation and recreation development.

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