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The Franklin County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center is the answering point for all 9-1-1 calls within the County.  It is a centralized communications hub that provides a number of  services for numerous law enforcement components, public safety officials, emergency medical services, and a number of other public service entities. The Communication  Center  runs 24 hours a day 365 days a year regardless of weather  conditions.

Individuals employed in the Communications Center must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple tasks, and identify work priorities.  They are responsible for monitoring all of the emergency communications within the County and assigning public services when necessary. These individuals must be able to correctly ascertain the nature of a call, the location of the incident and the extent of the emergency.   Failure to properly  identify and assign an emergency call could result in delay of services, misdirect  of  emergency  personnel, and in certain situations, serious injury or even death.   They must also be able to quickly identify and overcome human errors made by the caller.

Individuals interested in pursuing a career as a public safety dispatcher must  undergo a series of tests in order to be considered for hire.  Although a college education is not required as  condition of employment, applicants are required to pass written, oral and performance tests prior to be accepted into the field.

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FCSO MAKES DRUG ARRESTS

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Franklin County Sheriff's Office announces it has served 16 drug-related indictments in their county. Follow this link to the WSLS -10 website to read the entire story. WSLS -10. Sheriff Bill Overton thanked all the deputies for their work and effort in making these arrests. "This is a focus at the Office of the Sheriff and we are constantly working to gather information, build cases and make these arrests happen."

 

 

 

 

2019 OPERATION CHRISTMAS TREE

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Today, Sheriff Bill Overton announced the 4th year of Operation Christmas Tree. This outreach charity has helped over 100 Franklin County families have meals, clothing and toys. Our many business partners and residents come along beside our sheriff's office to make this event a success. See the flyer (Click above on "View All Flyers Here" - find 2019 Operaton Christmas Tree) for all the details. Help us by pre-purchasing a beautiful Fraser Fir.

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF OVERTON WARNS OF NEW SCAM ATTEMPT

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In the past several days, we have received reports of our residents getting phone calls from the Social Security Administration. These calls are asking for personal information such as Social Security numbers. Don't fall victim to scammers. Go to the Federal Trade Commission website (www.ftc.gov) and search SCAMS. 

 

 

 

 

DRUG SATURATION REPORT POSTED

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FCSO POST DRUG SATURATION PATROL REPORT FOR JULY 16

http://franklincountysheriffsoffice.org/Drug_Saturation_7-16-19_6b92c.pdf

 

 

 

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

drug take back day 62588The Spring DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10AM - 2PM. Locations will be at Kroger - Westlake Area.....Kroger - Rocky Mount and Ferrum College Police Department. Click on "View All Flyers", go down near the bottom and click Spring Drug Take Back Day to see the details. No syringes, lancets, or sharps of any kind will be accepted. This event is in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Rocky Mount Police Department and Ferrum College Police Department

 

 

 

 

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