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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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Message from the Sheriff



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Tuesday, April 25th. Sheriff Bill Overton unveiled the new footwear impression technology for the Office of the Sheriff. The Sheriff explained how the Franklin County Sheriff's Office is the first agency in the United States and all the Western Hemisphere to have such a device. The Everspry Footwear Outsole Scanner was on display for all the media present. This technology will allow collection, storing and processing of footwear impressions at the Franklin County Jail and for FCSO Investigators in the field. Thanks to Evident, Inc (All the Grimm family) and to Everspry of China (Representative Bo Li) for partnering with us in this endeavor.







The Office of the Sheriff recognizes and thanks all of our 911 dispatchers for their tireless work.






Tuesday, April 4th, Sheriff Bill Overton was at the Snow Creek Elementary School for a special meeting with residents in the area. The main topic of this meeting was to disseminate information about a recent increase in break-ins and larcenies. Over 250 people were present to hear Sheriff Overton speak on this issue.  The residents in attendance had an opportunity to ask questions, share information and give feedback. Sheriff Overton stated how pleased he was with the turnout and how he appreciated being able to have an event like this. He also thanked Principal Ken Grindstaff of the Snow Creek Elementary School and all his staff for hosting this town hall style meeting.




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