law enforcement

New Police Academy Graduates Aim to Make a Difference

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A rise in hostility towards law enforcement officers — and the rule of law — has lead to a noticeable drop in the number of people pursuing careers in law enforcement. “A lot of people aren’t getting into it,” said Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum. “The numbers are down.” Thirty seven new law enforcement officers…

Residents React to ‘Permitless Carry’ Gun Bill Now on Senate Floor

Montgomery residents are reacting to the ‘Permitless Carry’ gun bill that would eliminate the Concealed Carry Pistol License. “If you don’t have to have a permit, there will be guns everywhere,” said resident, Forrest Cox. The measure was approved by a vote of 6-4 , with Senator Greg Albritton (R)- Atmore abstaining from the vote. Law enforcement is concerned that the…

Coosada Man arrested following high speed chase

A Coosada man has been arrested after leading law enforcement on a high speed chase.  Around 3:42 on Tuesday, Aug. 10th, Coosada Police attempted to stop 26 year old Daron Senn for speeding on a motorcycle when he fled.  Officers briefly lost sight of Senn, before he was identified by Troopers near the intersection of Coosada Road and Coosada Parkway….

Law Enforcement & First Responders Honored in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Today is Law Enforcement and First Responder Appreciation Day in Dallas County. Churches and businesses around the community teamed-up to provide a free meal for law enforcement and first responders Friday afternoon. Dozens of state troopers, deputies, fire fighters, police officers and EMTs — were treated to a spaghetti dinner — and dessert at Northside…

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…