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The Patrol Division is responsible for approximately 728 square miles of land mass and waterways that are divided into two  separate zones -- the East Zone and the West Zone.  Each zone is further broken down into three sectors, excluding the town of Rocky Mount, which is allotted its own separate zone.  This breakdown of patrol districts not only allows for a more concentrated effort of focus for each assigned deputy, it also allows for a quicker response time and more personalized service to the citizens of the County.

Deputies assigned to the Patrol Division are primarily responsible for enforcing the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and any local statues and ordinances.  They are also required to provide a range of other duties to the citizens of the County including: help locate runway juveniles, provide traffic safety, execute car unlocks, work criminal investigations, and other additional duties as deemed  necessary.

Individuals seeking employment in the Patrol Division must undergo a rigorous screening process to help ensure that only the most qualified candidates are allowed into this demanding field of labor.  This rigorous screening process includes: reading and comprehension testing, physical agility testing, one or more panel interviews, a lifestyle polygraph test, and a thorough  background investigation.  Only after an applicant passes all areas of the screening process can they be considered a viable candidate.

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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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