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Ivey announces grant to train prosecutors, law enforcement officers on traffic laws

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Gov. Kay Ivey announced on Friday the award of a grant to train the state’s prosecutors and law enforcement on traffic safety laws. 

“Law enforcement officers and prosecutors at all levels work together to enforce and uphold Alabama’s traffic laws,” Ivey said in a press release Friday.  “I am pleased to support this program which strengthens that partnership and makes sure drivers who break our laws and put others in danger are held accountable for their behavior.”

The $165,405 grant will be used by the Alabama Office of Prosecution Services to help district attorneys and law enforcement officers stay up to date on traffic safety laws, according to the release. 

The funds will be administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and were made available by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Attempts to reach the Alabama District Attorneys Association for comment on Friday were unsuccessful. 

“ADECA shares Gov. Ivey’s commitment to helping Alabama’s law enforcement officers and prosecutors fully enforce Alabama’s traffic codes and laws,” said ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell in Friday’s release.

Eddie Burkhalter is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can email him at [email protected] or reach him via Twitter.

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