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Posted on: September 21, 2020

VDOT CLOSES ROAD IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

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VDOT has informed the Office of the Sheriff effective September 22, 2020 starting at 8:00AM a section of Route 602, Ferrum Mountain Road, over Turner Creek is scheduled to be closed. The closure is for slab installation. 
This closure will be loca...
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Posted on: September 14, 2020

DEDICATION OF THE ROCKY MOUNT - FRANKLIN COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS MEMORIAL

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was honored to be a part in the dedication of the Rocky Mount-Franklin County First Responders Memorial this Saturday, September 12th, 2020.

The memorial’s genesis began right after the loss of Rocky...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE RELEASES STATEMENT

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****This statement was released on 9/5/2020 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office*****

On September 5, 2020 at approximately 12:00AM Pittsylvania County Communication Center advised their deputies were responding to a residence on Burton Lake R...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

AFTER LABOR DAY MESSAGE FROM FCSO

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When the summer comes to an end, kids go back to school, things should return to normal. Who are we kidding? This year has been anything but normal.
Remember, as we all celebrate Labor Day on September 7th, we cannot let our guard down and end the summer t...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: August 31, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO PURSUE CALEA

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Franklin County Sheriff, Bill Overton, announced on August 20th the Office of the Sheriff would begin the process to become nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). See the link (below) for the fu...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: August 31, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE AUGUST 2020 NEWSLETTER

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Click link below to see the Sheriff’s Office August 2020 Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter

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Sheriff News
Posted on: August 19, 2020

SHERIFF OVERTON CLOSES OUT OUR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT WEEK

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Message from Sheriff Overton highlighting National Night Out and announcing a new mission for the Office of the Sheriff

Click on video here

Special thanks to Kevin Tosh and all the Cable 12 staff for being the videography work on this endeavor.

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Sheriff News
Posted on: August 10, 2020

DID YOU EXPERIENCE IT?

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Many Franklin County residents have indicated they felt a “shaking of the home” just after 8am this morning.

The National Earthquake Center has stated a 5.1 magnitude quake occurred at 8:07 AM just southeast of Sparta, NC.

A smaller eart...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

SHERIFF’S OFFICE MAKES ARREST ON CASE

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a report of a breaking and entering at Exchange Milling Company at 1380 Franklin Street in Rocky Mount.

The incident occurred on June 13-14 where surveillance footage showed a white male ...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

RECENT SCAM ATTEMPTS

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Several folks have recently received phone scam attempts with the ruse of a family member being in jail and needing money.

Even if they call you by name, this is probably a scam. Ask them a personal question that only your family member would know.&nbs...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REMINDS DRIVERS "DON'T TEXT WHILE DRIVING"

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The Office of the Sheriff, in keeping with our partnership with Virginia DMV, reminds residents of Franklin County to put down the phone when driving.
Current Virginia law (Code of VA 46.2-1078.1) has made it illegal to manually enter multiple letters or t...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE WEBSITE UPDATES

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The Office of the Sheriff is always trying to keep our website up to date with current topics and helpful links to assist our community members. Take a look at the website’s new "How Do I" tab to get answers for various commonly asked ...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

IMPORTANT TO WASH YOUR HANDS THOROUGHLY

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Great information from the Franklin County Department of Public Safety.

Note #5 on how to turn off the water.

Also remember, use your drying towel to open the door/s/ exiting the restroom area.

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Sheriff News
Posted on: January 15, 2020

DRUG SATURATION PATROL

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Drug Saturation Patrol-1/13/20-10a-10p

Total Traffic Stops-36

Areas Patrolled- Virgil Goode Hwy, Town, Doe Run, Sontag, Henry, Boones Mill, Redwood, Sydnorsville, Wirtz, Callaway, Ferrum, Snow Creek

Race/Gender-Includes All Occupants of Vehicle

Black Males-9

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