Sheriff Rutherford will get the 80 new police officers he wants to fight crime on the streets.
"The partnership we have, it's the right investment and I support it," said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown.
Brown confirms most of the 7-8 million enhancement in JSO's budget to hire new offiers comes from savings within JSO's prior budget.
"He is responsible for law enforcement and those lawbreakers must be held accountable," said Brown.
Also outlined in the budget, $665,000 for the Jacksonville Children's Commission, which the Mayor says would go toward summer camps and jobs for local teenagers.