FROM THE OFFICE OF ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
MOBILE- The Alabama Department of Homeland Security (ALDHS) announced today a grant awarded to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office. The grant, totaling, $48,043.00, was acquired through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Operation Stonegarden Grant (OPSG) which uses an integrated approach to address transnational criminal activity.
The grant will be used to fund operational overtime to coordinate border security activities. Participation in OPSG is based on the expectation the state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies will conduct border-security operations using an Integrated Planning Team chaired by the U.S. Border Patrol, which will provide routine monitoring and technical expertise to each participating agency. Each operation will be reviewed for border-security value. The program focuses on key areas like monitoring program performance; assessing productivity and results; determining the level of integration and information sharing; evaluation of funds spent and operations conducted; and developing best practices for future operations.
The State Homeland Security Grant Program is provided by the US Department of Homeland Security and administered by the Alabama Department of Homeland Security. Director Spencer Collier serves as Alabama’s State Administrative Agent as well as Alabama’s Homeland Security Advisor. The grant program is used to bolster and sustain homeland security initiatives across the state assisting numerous jurisdictions and agencies.
“I want to commend the Mobile Sheriff’s Office for winning the nationwide competitive grant,” Director Collier said. “This provides a unique opportunity for federal, state, and local collaboration to secure our borders.”