News Flash

Posted on: June 30, 2020

NEW LAWS TAKE EFFECT JULY 1

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One new traffic law allows authorities to charge a person with reckless driving if his or her vehicle is traveling 85 miles per hour.Another states it will now be mandatory for slower drivers using the left lane to move over without the need for an audibl...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

VIRGINIA MOVES TO PHASE 3

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Beginning Wednesday, July 1, Virginia will move into a Phase 3 guideline dealing with Covid-19. Here is a link to a PDF file comparing Phase 2 to the newly instituted Phase 3.

Phase 3

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE LOOKING FOR BURGLAR

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Someone broke into Exchange Milling Company this past weekend.

Please call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office if you have any information. 540-483-3000

See link here for more details.

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Sheriff News
Posted on: June 16, 2020

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has decided to cancel their August National Night Out event for 2020.
Sheriff Bill Overton said today, "We are very sorry, but with the COVID-19 situation still upon us, we cannot risk having 500+ people ...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

BE AWARE OF WHAT YOU SHARE

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The Office of the Sheriff wants to remind all residents to use precautions when sharing personal information on their social media platforms. Some information can be used by hackers to gain access to important accounts. Being proactive in protecting your ...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

SHERIFF’S OFFICE GIVES TIPS TO PREVENT THEFT

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office advised residents today ways to prevent package thefts. Online shopping has seen a steady increase over the past few years. It is estimated that 8 in 10 adults are regular online shoppers. Unfortunately, stat...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE WEBSITE UPDATES

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The Office of the Sheriff is always trying to keep our website up to date with current topics and helpful links to assist our community members. Take a look at the website’s new "How Do I" tab to get answers for various commonly asked ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

GOVERNORS ORDER NUMBER 63: REQUIREMENT OF WEARING FACE COVERINGS INSIDE BUILDINGS

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On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, Governor Northam signed Executive Order Number 63 into effect mandating the wearing of face coverings inside of buildings. 

The Office of the Sheriff wants to reiterate the importance of continuing precautions as our comm...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

VIRGINIA'S MOVE OVER LAW IS IMPORTANT

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Recently a Bedford County Deputy Sheriff was out of his vehicle on Rt. 460 working another call when a motorist slammed into the rear of his patrol car.

It is a reminder how important for all of us to be aware when driving and obey Virginia’s Mov...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

PROTECTING YOUR VEHICLE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY

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The Office of the Sheriff wants to remind everyone to be proactive in deterring vehicle break ins and loss of personal property from their vehicles. As the warmer weather is upon us, the additional vehicle traffic and outside activities have picked up. Fa...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

CARE PACKAGES DONATED TO OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

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Today, May 11th, Holley Insurance of Rocky Mount donated gift baskets to members of the Office of the Sheriff. Alice Underwood Smith said "The gift baskets are a thank you from your friends at Holley Insurance for everything that you guys do to make ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SUPPORTS MAY AS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

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Putting a Dent in Mental Health Inc has been distributing green bulbs around the county for their "Light It Up Green" project. If you have one of these, don’t forget to turn your porch light green for the month of May. Mental illness d...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

2-1-1 VIRGINIA RESOURCE

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Did you know you can dial 2-1-1 to find community services in your area? Its free and confidential! When you dial you will be connected to a trained professional who can provide referrals for health and human services. 

These include food banks, s...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

IMPORTANT TO WASH YOUR HANDS THOROUGHLY

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Great information from the Franklin County Department of Public Safety.

Note #5 on how to turn off the water.

Also remember, use your drying towel to open the door/s/ exiting the restroom area.

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO PARTICIPATE IN CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECKS

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Carilion will begin holding monthly child car seat safety checks at the Rocky Mount Fire Department, 1250 North Main Street in Rocky Mount and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will be assisting periodically.

The first check will be held on Mo...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: January 15, 2020

DRUG SATURATION PATROL

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Drug Saturation Patrol-1/13/20-10a-10p

Total Traffic Stops-36

Areas Patrolled- Virgil Goode Hwy, Town, Doe Run, Sontag, Henry, Boones Mill, Redwood, Sydnorsville, Wirtz, Callaway, Ferrum, Snow Creek

Race/Gender-Includes All Occupants of Vehicle

Black Males-9

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