Coffee County Sheriff-Elect Says Bring Department Into 21st Century

The sheriff-elect of Coffee County says it's time to bring the department into the 21st century.

At a workshop session of the Coffee County Commission, Dave Sutton says he needs an increase in the current fiscal year budget.

Sutton says his officers are poorly equipped, and he needs four additional deputies on the road.

The sheriff-elect says departments in neighboring Pike and Dale Counties have nearly twice as many deputies.

"I have worked with budgets for a number of years. I can work with this, but we just need some help. I would like to go over some things," said Sutton.

No decisions were made during the workshop session.

A formal swearing-in ceremony for Dave Sutton will take place on Sunday, January 14th at 2PM in the Coffee County Courthouse in Enterprise.