REBECCA, GA (WALB) - The city of Rebecca is requesting more patrols from the Sheriff's office. People say they want to see a bigger patrol presence in town from Sheriff's deputies since they don't have a police department.
Sheriff Andy Hester says his deputies regularly patrol Rebecca, but to increase patrols, he would need at least $40,000 from the city to hire another deputy.
Hester says his office will serve Rebecca the best they can in the meantime.
"But I do care about the people in Rebecca. I don't want them to think we don't and it's not a situation that's easy to say the Sheriff don't want to. I want to, it just that I have to operate in the budget and call volume, square miles and it's just not as easy as putting somebody there.'
Rebecca Mayor Don Collins told us he would not comment on the matter until he discusses it with the sheriff.