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Gov. Ivey awards grant to equip ALEA agents with bulletproof vests

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Monday morning, Aug. 22, Gov. Kay Ivey awarded a $20,365 grant to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) to equip their agents with new bulletproof vests.

ALEA officers, like those all across the country, face dangerous situations to protect communities, and Gov. Ivey determined that it was imperative to award this grant and provide additional protection.

“I cannot say thank you enough to our state troopers and all law enforcement officers in Alabama who put their lives on the line when they put on that badge,” said Gov. Ivey. “It is my prayer that no officers are injured or worse because of someone’s senseless and selfish actions. These vests will provide an added layer of protection when our officers enter potentially dangerous situations.”

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) is administering the award from funds provided annually to Alabama through the U.S. Department of Justice. The grants enable law enforcement agencies to purchase or replace personal protection equipment for their officers.

“All of us feel tremendously saddened when an officer is injured or killed in the line of duty,” said ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell. “ADECA supports Governor Ivey in providing this grant that helps protect those who are enforcing our laws and working to keep our communities and neighborhoods safe.”

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


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