Bossier parish's new sheriff is already hard at work and is wasting no time bringing the budget back in line. Sheriff Julian Whittington took back some big raises handed out by Sheriff Larry Deen during his last days in office. Most of the changes came from the top ranking brass within the office. The department's Public Information Officer Bill Davis says with the salary cuts, the retirees and those who weren't rehired Sheriff Whittington has a surplus of 1 point 4 million dollars in his operating budget. Davis says that's a great start for the new sheriff. "When you look at budgets for the sheriff's office or any large organization or any small organization for that matter, you want to make sure especially when you're dealing with tax payer money that you are operating in the black," said Davis.Those that retired last month made up the bulk of the budget cuts. Another boost to the office's budget comes from the Department of Corrections housing inmates in the parish. Right now there are over two hundred state inmates being housed at Bossier Medium and Maximum prisons. The Department of Corrections says each inmate costs more than twenty-four dollars a day. That equates to about two million dollars added to Sheriff's office annual budget.