Under the direction of Chairman of the Perry County Commission and Sheriff Billy Jones, efforts to strengthen the Perry County Sheriff’s Department have been ongoing. The Turner Administration and Sheriff Jones have made law enforcement from initial case to final prosecution a top priority. Now, they are seeking another law enforcement grant of $50,000.00 from the U.S. Department of Justice. The funds would be allocated to procure uniforms, body armor, body cameras, computer hardware, ammunition, training, and weapons, to further bolster the department. 

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is providing critical funding to fight crime and make Alabama communities safer. This federal investment is part of a larger effort to ensure that local law enforcement agencies have the resources they need to successfully prevent and reduce crime. To show his commitment to the cause, Perry County Commission Chairman Turner has secured a grant for additional funding totaling $50,000.00 to increase manpower, provide wages, and equip deputies to better protect the citizens of Perry County. This grant, as well as others that are being sought, will enable law enforcement to break the cycle of violence, street racing, and ensure accountability to keep citizens safe. Through the implementation of these new systems, the county will work towards creating a safer and more secure atmosphere for its residents. 

(source: Turner Media)