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September 14, 2010

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3 Ala. departments get federal grant money

Local law enforcement agencies are putting federal Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) grants to good use

By Christina Chambers
WLTZ - NBC 38

The Lee County Sheriff's Office, Auburn Police Department, and the Opelika Police Department received a federal grant from the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG). The grant is worth about $65,000 and was divided among the three agencies.

Sheriff Jay Jones says the Sheriffs Office is purchasing bullet resistance vests or bullet proof vests. "I can't stress to you how critical bullet resistance vests are," said Jones. Sheriff Jones said bullet resistance vests need to be replaced about every five years. One vest can cost up to $1,000.

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