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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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OPERATION CHRISTMAS TREE 2017 IS UNDERWAY

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Sheriff Bill Overton announces Operation Christmas Tree 2017 is up and running. Through the process of pre-sales, FCSO was able to help 12 Franklin County families greatly during Christmas of 2016. These beautiful Fraser Fir trees will be 6' to 8' in height and trimmed to your specifications on pick up day. For a donation of ONLY $30 per tree, you can have one of these fantastic trees.  Contact Deputy H. L. Nolen if you would like a tree at 540-814-1724. Trees will be cut on 11/18 to guarantee freshness.

 

 

FCSO WARNS OF SECURITY SYSTEM SCAM

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Another SCAM is being attempted around our county. This one is stating they are from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and even uses one of our administration telephone numbers. The scammer claims we are giving away a free security system. The caller then attempts to collect personal information from our residents. THIS IS A SCAM. The Office of the Sheriff advises you to hang up immediately. If you are contacted by anyone and feel it is a scam, please call us at 540-483-3000.

 

 

 

 

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF LOOKING FOR IMPAIRED DRIVERS

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Watch this important short film about not driving impaired. Sheriff Overton wants everyone to return home safe to their families.

We are responsible for each other out on the highways, choose wisely.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvYB1zEFpzo&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF OVERTON SAYS, "DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE"

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Sheriff Bill Overton says, "Please don't drink and drive. Buzzed driving IS drunk driving. Be alert to warning signs. I want each of you to arrive home safe to your families. Please click on this video link.

https://youtu.be/8ti9KPb3iw4

 

 

 

 

CREDIT CARD SCAMMERS NEAR OUR AREA

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Sheriff Bill Overton advises credit card scammers have been discovered near our area. "We have received notification from the Roanoke County Police Department that these credit card scamming devices have been found in the Clearbrook area", Sheriff Overton advised. The Sheriff explained how residents of Franklin County to be vigilant when using automated credit card machinery. "If the reader looks tampered with, different color, odd wording and/or seems loose or not aligned, then do not use and notify the company's management or call The Office of the Sheriff at 540-483-3000", said Sheriff Overton. Please be aware and look before using. Photo shows an example of credit card scam devices.

 

 

 

 

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