County Department heads are now approaching the Commissioners Court with their needs and wants for the next fiscal year.
On Thursday, Sheriff David Gutierrez made his request, for the Sheriff's Department and the Jail. Many of Lubbock County's inmates are being housed at facilities in other counties, and those transportation costs are adding up. Therefore, the Sheriff is requesting an additional $452,000 to cover those costs.
Also, just like last year, Gutierrez is also aiming to improve equipment for the Lubbock County Bomb Squad. "We're requesting a bomb trailer, so we can properly dispose of any bomb issues that develop." said Sheriff David Gutierrez.
Currently, the Lubbock County Bomb Squad handles devices by hand, and deposits them in a dump truck full of sand. A trailer would come equipped with a robotic arm to handle such devices.
The County Commissioners will hold off on granting any requests until the state budget is approved by the Governor.