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The Office of the Sheriff believes that in order for any agency to truly succeed and make positive advancements, it must outline and make certain that its core values are clear to the members that represent it.  The Sheriff has reinforced this concept through many different venues and he continues to look for additional methods to promote values and esprit de core amongst the department on a daily basis.  Once such concept that was brought to fruition shortly after he took office was the seven-pointed star that associates seven different values to each point.

Another method that the Sheriff placed emphasis on was the  implementation of a Mission Statement that represents what the department stands for.  This technique provides a written declaration of the department's core purpose, spells out its overall objectives, provides a path for its employees, and helps guide individuals in decision making.  This statement  is a constant reminder to both the deputies within the department and the citizens in which they serve.  It consists of the following statement:

"The mission of the Office of the Sheriff is to protect the peaceful against the violent.  To uphold the constitutional safeguards afforded to all. To promote an impartial and efficient organization for everyone regardless of race, age or gender.  All while working with the people of Franklin County to secure a safe and just future... One person, one neighborhood, and one community at a time."  

It is through the utilization of the seven-pointed star and the mission statement that leaders within the department have been able to make good sound strategic decisions.   These methods have also helped ensure staff members at the command level have been able to properly emphasize the current mission statement to their  subordinates and clarify their purposes and objectives without  personal agendas or bias standing in the way.


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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






S Mills Middle Sch 722f6Deputy Stephannie Mills, Franklin County Sheriff's Office Resource Officer, has been busy in 2019. She has been teaching on and bringing awareness to topics like gangs, bullying, dangers of social media and much more. She helps oversee the High Five Club at Middle School and is very interactive with the students. Go to our Flyers Section (middle left side of the home page) on our webpage and click on the Deputy Mills/Middle School Flyer for all the photos and details. Good job Deputy Mills.







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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has posted "Tips To Avoid Being Scammed" See on the left side of this home page, the wording "View All Flyers Here" and click on SCAMMERS . It is our hope everyone will read and follow these 10 easy suggestions on how to stop being a victim of a scammer. 






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The Virginia Sheriff's Institute Scholarship procedure is now open. Please note that the process for applying for the Virginia Sheriff's Institute scholarship is being conducted completely online this year. The deadline for application is May 1, 2019. If you are interested in applying, you will need a letter of recommendation from Sheriff Overton. Please contact Captain Phillip Young at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, address and telephone number. You will be contacted by the Sheriff's Office to schedule an appointment with Sheriff Overton. The website for VSI will provide the application and answer all questions you may have. Here is the website:






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The purpose of this video is to drive home the point how important it is to encourage drivers to stop texting while driving. The facts are clear, texting and driving could lead to death. The Office of the Sheriff, on a monthly basis, attempts to keep the residents of Franklin County aware of this issue, plus drunk drivers, drugged drivers, and any other issues that can assist the public.This video has a funeral theme, so the content might be disturbing to some.

As Sheriff Bill Overton always says, "Please everyone return home safe to your families." Here is video link 






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