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Posted on: October 21, 2020

ST. JOHN'S LOOP ROAD SECTION CLOSED

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VDOT has informed the Office of the Sheriff, a section of Route 622, St. Johns Loop is now closed for pipe installation. The closure is scheduled to last until November 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM.
This closure will be located at .30 miles from Route 785, ...
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Posted on: October 21, 2020

COMMUNITY HEALTH SURVEY

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Every three years, Franklin County's Community Health Assessment Team (CHAT) conducts a "Community Health Assessment Survey" to evaluate the needs to improve the health of the communities that we serve. This includes access to care, qua...
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Posted on: October 12, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SEEKS FULL TIME DEPUTIES

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office seeks candidates for full-time Law Enforcement/Patrol positions. 
Requirements: HS diploma or equiv., valid VA driver’s license & must successfully pass background check, drug, physical & written tests ...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: October 12, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE TEAMS WITH LOCAL CHURCH TO RECEIVE FOOD DONATION

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In the month of August, the Office of the Sheriff was able to team up with
Faith Assembly of God
in Ferrum, VA to receive a large donation of frozen foods from
Convoy of Hope
Members from the Bridging the Gap offender program assisted church mem...
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Posted on: September 30, 2020

NEW ARRESTS AFTER JULY 2020 SHOOTING

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There are now six people in custody after the July 2020 shooting that left one brother dead and sent another to the hospital. Austin Lane, Sean Gabriel Schwallenberg and Leon Douglas Mitchell, Jr were all arrested on various charges.

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

DEDICATION OF THE ROCKY MOUNT - FRANKLIN COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS MEMORIAL

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was honored to be a part in the dedication of the Rocky Mount-Franklin County First Responders Memorial this Saturday, September 12th, 2020.

The memorial’s genesis began right after the loss of Rocky...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE RELEASES STATEMENT

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****This statement was released on 9/5/2020 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office*****

On September 5, 2020 at approximately 12:00AM Pittsylvania County Communication Center advised their deputies were responding to a residence on Burton Lake R...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO PURSUE CALEA

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Franklin County Sheriff, Bill Overton, announced on August 20th the Office of the Sheriff would begin the process to become nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). See the link (below) for the fu...

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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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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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