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Lenawee County Sheriff
Jack Welsh says he needs more officers on the streets and in the county jail,
and that means more money.
The sheriff is asking
county commissioners for an additional $205,000 in 2014 to hire two officers to
patrol the streets and one to work at the Lenawee County Jail.
"I got elected to keep the
public safe, and when we don't have the manpower to do that at the level I
think it should be done, it's very frustrating," said Sheriff Welsh.
The sheriff says violent
crime is up 64 percent in Lenawee County, and overtime at the jail is up 248
percent in 2013. Sheriff Welsh says low staffing levels are affecting the way
the department fights crime.
"We don't have enough
people out to be proactive and that's what concerns me. We're not proactive,
we're just reactive to what happens to come in and that's all we can do because
we just don't have the help," said Welsh.
County commissioners have not
yet officially responded to Welsh's request for additional funds.