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Gov. Ivey awards grants for law enforcement training

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Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $225,000 in grant funding to provide training for law enforcement agencies across the state.

A $125,000 grant will be used by Jacksonville State University’s Center for Applied Forensics to provide forensics training and evidence collection kits for police officers and sheriff’s deputies from small- to medium-sized departments. Auburn University at Montgomery will use a $100,000 grant to provide law enforcement and crime prevention training to law enforcement agencies, state agencies, community groups, schools and others.

“The brave men and women of our law enforcement agencies risk their lives daily to serve and protect the residents of their communities, and providing these officers with the necessary training and tools helps them to perform their jobs effectively,” Gov. Ivey said. “I am pleased to award these grants and commend our law enforcement officers for their service.”

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

“Gov. Ivey is a strong supporter of law enforcement personnel, and ADECA joins her in commending them for their dedication to their communities,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.

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

Gov. Ivey notified JSU President Dr. Don Killingsworth and AUM Chancellor Dr. Carl Stockton that the grants had been approved.

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