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The Professional Standards Unit (PSU) supports the mission and core beliefs of the Office of the Sheriff.  Although its primary function is to ensure all members of the agency comply with departmental standards and inter-agency protocols, it also has other additional duties and responsibilities and includes the following subsets:

  • Accreditation Manager: ensures compliance with and adherence to standards established by the V.L.E.P.S.C.
  • Training Officer: makes sure that all sworn law enforcement officers are competent and capable of working assignments in a safe and professional manner.
  • Records: collects, processes and maintains criminal and civil records for the Office of the Sheriff, the courts, the public, and other governmental agencies.
  • Property & Evidence: receives, stores, tracks, and disposes property and evidence that is collected by law enforcement officers within the agency.
  • Domestic Violence  Victim Advocate:  provide victims of violent crimes the information and support needed to ensure positive experiences within the criminal justice system.

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OVERTON KICKS OFF OPERATION CHRISTMAS TREE 2018

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Sheriff Bill Overton kicked off Operation Christmas Tree 2018 this afternoon (Tuesday, October 16th).

Overton said, "In the past two years, since this charity's inception, The Office of The Sheriff has been able to help 51 families in Franklin County during Christmas. By pre-selling Fraser Fir Christmas Trees for only $30 a tree, all proceeds are directed to this cause. Toys, clothing and food are given to those less fortunate with the hopes of making Christmas a little brighter." Overton went on to state how anyone wishing to pre-purchase a beautiful tree can contact Deputy H. L. Nolen at 540-814-1724.

 

 

 

 

 

FCSO WARNS OF A NEW ROUND OF SCAMS

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Scammers are calling Franklin County residents again, making threats, promises and lies.
Any phone call that says you are going to be arrested, Just Hang Up.......Any call that says you are going to jail, Just Hang Up.......Any call that asks you to send them money before you get money..... JUST HANG UP!  Your best defense is to go on the offense and hang the phone up.

Also, talk to anyone in your family that you feel would be susceptible to these type of scams.

Scammers will stop if we all JUST. HANG. UP.

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF OVERTON SUPPORTS NEW DMV CAMPAIGN

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 The Franklin County Sheriff's Office joins with Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles in promoting "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" We encourage all residents of our fine county to stop drinking and driving AND return home safe to your families.

 

 

 

 

FCSO CONDUCTS DRUG INTERDICTION

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office conducted a drug interdiciton in several areas of our county recently. Arrests included DUI, possession of marijuana, possession of cociane, warrant service, possession with intent to distribute methamphetimine and many others. For more information, click on "View All Flyers" above and selected 051018 Drug Interdiction flyer. Thanks to all the men and women that participated in the interdiction and attempting to make our roadways more safe.

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF OVERTON SPEAKS ON SEAT BELTS

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