- Fiscal year 2010: $49.3 million
- Fiscal year 2009: $55.8 million
- Fiscal year 2008: $46.5 million
- Fiscal year 2007: $24.6 million
Sheriff's department facing budget shortfall
HOUSTON In a quiet subdivision in northeast Harris County, Elvin Reed says he's seen sheriff patrols pick up ever since a neighbor's house was burglarized a few months ago. "The neighborhood kind of got together after that, plus I got surveillance in my house so I know what's going on. I really feel safe," said Reed. While Reed is happy to see the increased in patrols, it's clear that the Harris County Sheriff's Department is stretched thin. When the fiscal year ends next month, the department is expected to be way over budget. "I think we are closing the year by $50 million over budget," said Sheriff Adrian Garcia. The problem faced by Sheriff Garcia isn't new. A quick glance of the last four budgets show huge budget gaps every year.
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