Limestone County sheriff wants about $1M budget increase

Limestone County sheriff wants about $1M budget increase

ATHENS, Ala. (WAFF) - Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely is asking the county commission for a bigger budget.

Blakely upped his budget request by about $1 million.

Some of that money would be spent on new patrol vehicles, hiring new deputies, and a new administrative staff member. The sheriff’s office also needs a software upgrade.

“There’s one thing that is really essential and that is we’ve been having a lot of difficulty with some software and our CAD system. And the county’s IT director even recommends that we go to some new software that would help us be able to better serve people in Limestone County. Also would tie us in with the 911 center, the hospital and other agencies here in Limestone County,” said Blakely.

The request also included money for jail maintenance.

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