Sheriff Asks Commission For Boost In Funding

Sheriff Herman Jones
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TOPEKA – The Shawnee County Sheriff says budget cuts have put public safety at risk.

Herman Jones asked county commissioners to boost funding for his office next year by $3 million Wednesday.

The money would help fill 14 vacant deputy positions.

Jones says the department has been short-staffed for a decade. He says, while the increase may be for $3 million, it is actually getting back what has been reduced in prior years.