JASPER — The second meeting of the year for the Dubois County Commissioners brought an extra large request from Dubois County Sheriff Tom Kleinhelter on Monday morning.

Kleinhelter opened a presentation by noting from 2009 through 2021, calls for service to the sheriff’s office have increased by 50% and the county has added three road deputies and two school resource officers in that time. He said of the 730 12-hour shifts in 2022, 660 shifts were covered by just two deputies, not including days used for sick and comp time or completing training hours. The remaining shifts had three deputies on the roads, primarily between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.