Rep. Sewell donates check to Selma Police Department

Published 8:09 am Sunday, October 9, 2022

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U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced federal funding she secured to bolster public safety  in Selma.

Sewell presented a $550,000 check to Selma Police Chief Kenta Fulford and Mayor James Perkins Jr. The funding will be used for the VICE Patrol and add new officers.

“This funding will make sure we have a safe community,” Sewell said. “It will help facilitate an open relationship between the police department and the community through education and training.”

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Perkins praised Sewell and thanked for securing the funds. “What Congresswoman Sewell says is what she does.”

Fulford said he appreciates FY funding from Sewell.

“I’m grateful to Congresswoman Sewell,” Fulford said. “When I interviewed for the job as Police Chief, I want to have community-oriented police department”

Selma Councilman Sam Randolph, Dallas County Commissioners Curtis Williams and Vivian Rogers also attended the press conference.