RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - The state of Alabama is pouring money into the Russell County Sheriff's Department to help them hire more deputies.
The sheriff's department applied for and just received a grant that will pay the salary and benefits for two new employees. This added to two new part-time positions and two deputies the county commission agreed four equals more officers throughout the county.
Russell County Sheriff Elect Heath Taylor told News Leader Nine, "For a county and department our size, it's a nice boost in the arm that we can have that coverage of our new areas that are growing in our community."
Taylor also says he hopes to have some of the new deputies beef up patrols in the Fort Mitchell, Hurtsboro and Pittsview communities.