FPD gets $10K grant for radios

Published 3:40 pm Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded nearly $10,000 to help the Flomaton Police Department upgrade its equipment and enhance public safety.

The department will use the $9,902 grant to purchase various police equipment, including hand-held radios equipped with lapel microphones.

FPD Chief Bryan Davis said his department continuously seeks grant funds to better the department.

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“With this grant, Flomaton Police Department will assign each officer their own handheld radio,” he said.” We have been using radios from local fire departments, Flomaton and Barnett Crossroads, to communicate with our officers.  This is just one of the many grants that we are looking forward too.  We will continue to move the Flomaton Police Department forward.”

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

Bentley notified Mayor Dewey Bondurant that the funding had been approved.

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