Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has recently awarded a $1,611 grant to help the City of Centre to purchase new equipment for police officers.
The Centre Police Department will be purchasing two new tablet computers and docking stations for use in patrol vehicles. City officials say the equipment will make filing incident reports easier and make time in the field more efficient.
“Making the jobs of police officers easier can have a positive effect throughout the communities they serve,” Bentley said. “I am pleased we can help Centre purchase this equipment that will enable officers to spend more time helping residents and less time on paper work.”
The Alabama Department of Economic & Community Affairs will administer the grant from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Justice. ADECA manages a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic development, infrastructure upgrades, recreation, energy conservation, water resources management and career development.
“ADECA has a strong partnership with law enforcement agencies across Alabama,” ADECA Director Jim Byard Jr. said. “We are pleased to work with the Centre Police Department on this ADECA grant to help make the jobs of officers easier while on patrol.”
Bentley has notified Mayor Tony Wilkie that the grant has been approved.