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North Carolina Sheriff Asks for $186K to Help Patrol Asheville

The plan would add more deputy patrols on Friday and Saturday nights and someone in the real-time intelligence center to monitor the area. The proposal doesn't call for new hires but coverage would be part of secondary assignments.

The Buncombe County (North Carolina) Sheriff's Office wants more money to increase its presence in downtown Asheville.

During a county commissioners briefing Tuesday, the sheriff's office asked for $186,000 to fund an initiative that would run through June, WLOS reports.

The plan would add more deputy patrols on Friday and Saturday nights and someone in the real-time intelligence center to monitor the area. The proposal doesn't call for new hires but coverage would be part of secondary assignments.

Sheriff Quentin Miller said the proposal was a response to concerns from downtown workers.

In March WLOS reported the Asheville Police Department had a severe shortage of patrol officers.

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