Sheriff Billy Long is asking the County Commission to approve 63 new positions for his department, including 29 School Resource Officers.
He said that would give an SRO to every high school and middle school in the county.
Sheriff Long said some of the positions are needed at the overcrowded County Jail and others to help with a backlog on delivering court papers and going after fugitives.
The request would raise the sheriff's budget from $24.2 million to $27.6 million.
Sheriff Long, presenting his first budget since defeating longtime incumbent John Cupp, said 53 of the requested positions would be fulltime.
He wants five new detectives, who would help with a backlog of 20,000 fugitive warrants that is growing.
The sheriff also asked for five new jailers. He said when he took office there was a shortage of 16 correctional officers. He said, "We got it filled by January, but now we are 13 short again."
He requested two new civil process servers.
Sheriff Long said he would like to use parttime officers to go out of state after fugitives instead of regular fugitive officers.