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The Leon County Sheriff's Office introduces a $93 million budget proposal

The Leon County Courthouse, view from the southwest
Leon County Courthouse

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office laid out the $93 million spending proposal last week, noting that most of the revenue will go to inmate health services and staff salaries.

The request to the county commission comes amid ongoing concerns around gun violence.

County Crime Prevention Officer Jimmy Goodman says his department relies heavily on the support of locals to continue keeping the area safe.

“We are continuing to use funds and supporting and collaborating with our communities, whether its clergy or whether its school board education," said Goodman. "We are working to fulfill the council of men and boys to combat the criminal defamation of generations of young men and boys that are growing up to be either victim of crime or to commit them.”

The plan is about $7 million more than the previous year.

County commissioners will discuss the plan at their first workshop later in the month. A final vote is expected to be held in September.

Adrian Andrews is a multimedia journalist with WFSU Public Media. He is a Gadsden County native and a first-generation college graduate from Florida A&M University. Adrian is also a military veteran, ending his career as a Florida Army National Guard Non-Comissioned Officer.

Adrian has experience in print writing, digital content creation, documentary, and film production. He has spent the last four years on the staff of several award-winning publications such as The Famuan, Gadsden County News Corp, and Cumulus Media before joining the WFSU news team.