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Posted on: November 26, 2020

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM FCSO

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The Office of the Sheriff wishes everyone a very, very Happy Thanksgiving!

Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 21, 2020

SHERIFF OFFER TIPS TO PREVENT HOME PACKAGE THEFT

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TIPS ON PREVENTING PACKAGE THEFT DURING HOLIDAY ONLINE SHOPPING
Online shopping has seen a steady increase over the past few years, and is expected to increase heavily over the next two months around the holidays. It is estimated that 8 in 10 adults are re...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 21, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PROMOTING “PHONE DOWN, IT'S THE LAW”

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80% of all crashes and 65% of all near crashes involve driver inattention within 3 seconds of the crash.

Texting while driving increases your crash risk by 2300% because it involves all THREE kinds of distraction - manual, visual and cognitive.

**Effective ...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 18, 2020

CHANGES TO SHERIFF'S OFFICE 2020 CHRISTMAS CHARITY

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has been forced to make changes to their Christmas charity this year. 

See the Channel 10 WSLS story about our decision. The thing to remember is the charity WILL CONTINUE. 

WSLS Report

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 18, 2020

JOB OPPORTUNITY: THE OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF SEEKS FULLTIME EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE SHERIFF

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The Executive Assistant to the Sheriff manages the administrative office operations of the Sheriff; maintains and updates Sheriff’s Office leave (sick, vacation, compensatory and holiday time); reviews the Sheriff’s Office personnel ti...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 16, 2020

SEATBELTS SAVE LIVES

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Partnering with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office shares the message that "Seatbelts Save Lives".
In 2019, 9,466 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants were killed in crashes in the United States.
We en...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 5, 2020

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER DISCUSSES TOO GOOD FOR DRUGS PROGRAM WITH LOCAL TEENS

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Last week, the 6th and 7th grade at Benjamin Franklin Middle School were taught about the dangers of drugs through the "Too Good for Drugs" Program. 
School Resource Officer Deputy Mills worked with Piedmont Community Services, Kristi No...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 2, 2020

PHONE DOWN, IT'S THE LAW

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The Office of the Sheriff would like to bring a 2020 Law Update to the attention of all Franklin County residents and visitors regarding the use of cell phones while driving.
Effective January 1st, 2021, it will be unlawful for any person to operate a movi...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 2, 2020

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF RECEIVES DONATION FOR APPRECIATION

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Recently, members from New Vision Baptist Church dropped off snacks and "Give Grace" stickers to the Office of the Sheriff to show their support and appreciation. 
New Vision Baptist Church teamed with Davis Heating and Air to provide th...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 2, 2020

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF REMINDS OF SAFE EXCHANGE ZONE

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Sheriff Overton would like to remind all residents and visitors of Franklin County that we have a "Safe Exchange Zone" in our parking lot. This area is located directly behind the Franklin County Jail and to the right of the Courthouse main entr...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: November 2, 2020

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS

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Did you know the Office of the Sheriff, County of Franklin has received approximately 484 Domestic Violence calls for service through the Office of the Sheriff County of Franklin E911 Center from January to October 2020? This number is a 96.7% increase fr...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 21, 2020

BRIDGING THE GAP PROGRAM ASSISTS FOOD BANKS

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A few months ago, the Bridging the Gap offender program members assisted a local food bank with installing a ceiling in a storage room. 
With the help and expertise of Riley Hall with Custom Siding & Remodeling, LLC, and a few local church mem...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 13, 2020

INVESTIGATIONS VISITS CUB SCOUT TROOP

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Recently, Franklin County Investigators Steve McFarling and Lt. J. P. Nolen gave a presentation to Cub Scout Troop 180.McFarling talked to the troop on how forensics works for law enforcement and gave a footwear impression demonstration.Lt. Nolen talked a...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 12, 2020

FALL 2020 WE CARE ATV RIDE WAS SUCCESS

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"This ride was great!"
That is what many of the over 70 people said after riding the trails from the Blue Ridge Parkway down into Franklin and Floyd Counties.
Charity organizer, Harry Clingenpeel said there were 50 ATVs and they raised over $1000 ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: October 12, 2020

FCSO DEPUTY RECEIVES AWARD

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From Lisa Landes, WoodmenLife Representative:

"WoodmenLife and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office would like to recognize Deputy Leon Goodin for his commitment to our community for the month of September! 

Sometimes all you need is a little ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: September 1, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO OPEN IN ONE WEEK

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Our schools open on Tuesday, September 8th. 
We ask all residents to stay alert, don’t be using their cell phones and watch out for our children.
Residents will see new traffic patterns with the buses on our roadways, students waiting on ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 31, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS KNOW WHO TO CALL

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office wants you to know "Who To Call" using the Virginia Department of Emergency Management Free Calling Chart.

From items like health, roads, excavating and much more.

Take a look at this link to our Faceb...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 6, 2020

EXTENDED BRIDGE CLOSURE ALERT ON COLONIAL TURNPIKE

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Beginning now, the bridge over the Pigg River on Colonial Turnpike will close for construction. This closure is expected to last until November of 2021. Be advised that travel in this area will be affected with detours!

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