Governor Ivey awarded the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office a $150,000 grant

DEKALB CO., Ala. (WAFF) – Governor Kay Ivey’s office has announced a $150,000 grant to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

The grant will be used to “enhance public safety in DeKalb County” and will allow the department to purchase equipment to create a special response team. According to a statement released by Governor Ivey’s office, the response team will consist of specially trained deputies.

In this team, deputies will respond to “potentially violent situations” where there is a high risk of injury or death.

The equipment to be purchased will be helmets, shields and special technology to protect deputies in “situations of unrest or other situations where human life is at risk.”

“Every day, law enforcement officers across Alabama put themselves in harm’s way,” said Governor Ivey. “I am pleased to award this grant because I know this equipment will help task force officers safely carry out their duties as they work to save lives of those on the road.”

The grant is administered through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs with funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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