Fulton County Sheriff’s Office gets $11.2 million budget raise

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FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is set to receive a generous boost to its budget in 2023.

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved an $11.2 million budget increase for the agency in what was a close four-to-three vote.

The new budget also restored $5.1 million that was previously cut from the sheriff’s office operational funds. The new budget will support overtime pay for staff working in the Fulton County Jail, in addition to salary increases for sworn and civilian staff, the statement reads.

The statement said that the approval affirms the Board of Commissioner’s support of law enforcement and Sheriff Pat Labat’s dedication to “satisfy his sworn constitutional responsibilities and statutory duties.”

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