Fulton County

Fulton County Sheriff’s Office gets ‘historic’ $11 million budget increase, will increase salaries

FULTON COUNTY, Ga — This week it was announced that the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office would receive an $11 million budget increase, Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat announced on Thursday.

Labat presented the increase to the Fulton County Board of Commissioners at a meeting this week. The increase will lead to a 20% pay raise for deputies and detention Officers.

The decision was confirmed with a 4-3 vote by commissioners.

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The department called the budget increase ‘long overdue.’

This investment in public safety also restores $5.1M previously cut from the FCSO’s operational funds.


The department says the extra funds will go to the following places:

  • Overtime pay for staff working in the Fulton County Jail
  • Overtime paid as earned in lieu of comp time,
  • Salary increases for sworn and civilian staff.

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