ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
BOB RILEY JOHN D. HARRISON
STATE OF ALABAMA
For Immediate Release: Contact:
Friday, Jan. 14, 2005 Frank Miles
Riley Awards $15,000 for North Courtland Police Dog
MONTGOMERY—Police officers in the town of North Courtland will have a new
partner to help them sniff out criminals.
The town will use a $15,000 grant, awarded by Gov. Bob Riley, to purchase a police
dog trained to detect narcotics in building and vehicle searches, track and apprehend
fugitives and protect officers.
“This new addition to the North Courtland police force will provide significant help
in patrolling the community and protecting residents,” Riley said. “I commend town
officials for taking the necessary steps to increase public safety.”
The grant will also fund equipment purchases including automatic rifles with
tactical sights, protective helmets and vests and chemical weapons kits. Town officials say
the upgrades will enhance law enforcement efforts in the area and enable officers to better
protect residents against acts of terrorism. Local matching funds of at least $1,667 will
supplement the grant.
Riley awarded the grant from funds made available to the state through a program of
the U.S. Department of Justice. He has designated the Alabama Department of Economic
and Community Affairs to administer the grant. ADECA Director John Harrison notified
Mayor Ronald Jones that the grant had been approved.