law enforcement

i-Team: Policing POV

In addition to handguns and handcuff, a growing number of law enforcement agencies nationwide have added body cameras to the list of standard issue equipment for their officers. Since many cameras started recording over the last few years, the public has been able to see what happened during some heated and controversial encounters. Some of the most recent cases in…

Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Summit

Law enforcement officers from across the state are in Montgomery today for the Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Summit. Around 800 law enforcement officials attended the summit.  They discussed new challenges law enforcement is facing.  They also took time to honor fallen officers who lost their lives in the line of duty during the past year.  Attorney General Steve Marshall says…

Greenville/Butler County Law Enforcement Honored at Annual Memorial

All Butler County Sheriff’s Deputies and Greenville Police Officers were honored at the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service Wednesday afternoon. The service has been going on for nearly two decades and honors all law enforcement, whether they are alive and working or they died while serving the community. This year the Fort Dale Academy fourth grade class came to perform…

City of Dadeville Awarded Grant for New Police Equipment

A $3,650 grant awarded by Gov. Robert Bentley is assisting the city of Dadeville in obtaining new equipment for police officers. The Dadeville Police Department is using grant funds to purchase five rearview backup cameras for patrol vehicles, eight pairs of Kevlar-enforced gloves, eight duty bags and four sets of body armor attachments that help officers stay cooler while wearing…

Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church Backs the Blue

Law enforcement sits on the front row at Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church. The Pilgrim Missionary Church in Montgomery is helping the River Region communities Back the Blue in September. Back the Blue is a community wide effort to show support for law enforcement. In a special Sunday service, PMBC honored all deputies, officers and other public safety employees who attended….

HandsOn Montgomery Backs the Blue

Artist Joel Kelly presents his painting to Chief Finley. HandsOn Montgomery is an organization dedicated to mobilizing volunteers and connecting people. They also hope to build a strong, caring community. To them, the community includes law enforcement. They wanted to express thanks to the public servants who put on badges and put themselves in harm’s way every day, and they encouraged…

Greenville Officer Named APOA Third Vice President

Third Vice President might not sound like a prestigious title, but for one Greenville officer it’s a chance to impact law enforcement across the state. Greenville Chief Investigator Justin Lovvorn was recently elected as the Third Vice President for the Alabama Peace Officers Association. APOA holds only one election a year, for the Third VP position. The Third VP moves to…

Camp teaches kids about interactions with law enforcement

Kids from around the  Montgomery area had the chance to go one-on-one today with law enforcement officers from across the state. The event was part of a youth leadership camp being held by the Tukabatchee Area Boy Scouts. Marvin Smith, Scout Executive for the Tukabatchee Area Council Boy Scouts,  says this program is helping bridge the gap between youth and…

Gov. Bentley Awards Grants to Law Enforcement Agencies

Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded more than $38,000 in grants to upgrade several law enforcement agencies and improve public safety in east Alabama. Funds will enable sheriffs’ departments in Clay and Coosa counties and police departments in Dadeville and Wedowee to purchase new equipment. A $9,888 grant to the Dadeville Police Department and a $9,984 grant awarded to the Coosa…

SPLC Notes Uptick in Hate, Extremist Groups in 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Leaders of a civil rights advocacy group say the number of hate groups and anti-government militias increased in 2015 – and they say the rise coincides with the increasing presence of fear and hate speech in mainstream politics. Southern Poverty Law Center released its Year In Hate and Extremism report Wednesday. The report says the number…