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TPD receives grant

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Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $2,000 to enable the Tallassee Police Department to upgrade equipment.

The department plans to use the funds to outfit officers with severe weather clothing, including high-visibility rain wear. 

“Police are important first responders during times of severe weather,” Ivey said. “I am pleased to help the Tallassee Police Department purchase basic but essential items to protect officers and increase their visibility to the public during severe weather.”

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available by the U.S. Justice Department. ADECA awards numerous grants in varying amounts to law enforcement agencies across Alabama to purchase equipment that those local agencies deem essential to their needs.

“ADECA is proud to join with Gov. Ivey in helping Tallassee police do their jobs more effectively and safely,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.

ADECA administers an array of programs supporting law enforcement and traffic safety, economic development, energy conservation, water resource management and recreation development.

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