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The Citizens Academy is a partnership between the Office of the Sheriff and the citizens of the County.  This cooperation allows for more transparency of day to day operations and grants candidates an opportunity to get more involved in their community.  Individuals interested in volunteering are first screened for initial eligibility determination and after being selected, they are allowed entry into the twelve-week Citizens Academy.  This specific program is open to citizens who live and/or work in Franklin County, as  well as  family members  of  employees of the County.

The twelve-week Citizens Academy Program meets one evening per week and consists of classroom and hands-on instruction.  Attendees are taught various law enforcement subjects including: patrol  operations, criminal investigations, tactical operations, crime scene management, internal affairs, and special operations. In addition to classroom lecture, attendees are partnered with a road certified patrol deputy for more hands on instruction.

Several of the Citizens Academy Alumni have elected to receive an additional six weeks of follow-up training to go on and participate in the Citizens on Patrol Service (COPS).  These individuals are instrumental in providing additional services to the community such as: perform commercial and residential checks, help with traffic management, render first aid when necessary, provide funeral escorts, attend community social events, and perform community patrol services throughout the County.

For more information on the Citizens Academy or to receive additional instruction on volunteering with the Sheriff’s Office please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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SHERIFF'S OFFICE MAKES DRUG ARRESTS

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On 2/9, FCSO conducted a drug interdiction in various locations. The activity produced 10 Felony Arrests and 17 Misdemeanor Arrests. See our Facebook "Standing Watch" page for a more detailed breakdown. Narcotics Unit, Patrol Officers and K-9 Units were utilized in this series of interdictions and arrests. Another great team effort by our officers.

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF OVERTON ENCOURAGES STOP TEXTING

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SHERIFF OVERTON ENCOURAGES DRIVERS TO STOP TEXTING WHILE DRIVING
"Distracted driving is a problem to all who are on our highways and texting while driving is one a the most dangerous." Sheriff Bill Overton said today. "Please, STOP texting while driving, the Office of the Sheriff wants everyone to return home safe to your families."

Check out this video: https://youtu.be/tT415epIpY8

 

 

 

 

 

FCSO CONDUCTS DRUG INTERDICTION

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On January 18th, The Office of The Sheriff conducted a drug interdiction in various areas of Franklin County. As a result, 10 drug related charges were placed that included 4 felonies and 6 misdemeanors. One charge was assualt on a law enforcement officer. The Narcotics Unit of the Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate charges as they relate to this event.  

 

 

FCSO SEEKING 3 FULL TIME DEPUTY SHERIFFS

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Franklin County Sheriff's Office looking for 3 Full Time Deputy Sheriffs. Please look above, on right and click on "View All Flyers Here". Click on flyer of same name as title to this article. The Franklin County is located in South Central Virginia, 25 miles south of Roanoke, VA and 25 miles north of Martinsville, VA. We are on the US Route 220 corridor, which runs south to north through the middle of our county. VA Rt. 40 runs west to east and our other primary roads are VA Rts 122 and 116. We have two beautiful lakes that border our county, Philpott Lake mostly to our southwest and Smith Mountain Lake bordering our northeast area.

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF BILL OVERTON OFFERS CRASE EVENT

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SHERIFF ANNOUNCES 2018 CRASE EVENT

Franklin County Sheriff's Office offers a CRASE Event on February 15, 2018;  CRASE (Citizen's Response to An Active Shooter Event) will be held at the Franklin Center, 50 Claiborne Avenue in Rocky Mount. Overwhelming response was received by our first class in late 2017, so this will be our first scheduled training in 2018. Meeting will be from 6PM-8PM and is FREE to the public. Seating is limited and this event is FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. Pre-register can only be made by calling 540-483-0179 (Franklin Center)

 

 

 

 

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