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The Professional Standards Unit (PSU) supports the mission and core beliefs of the Office of the Sheriff.  Although its primary function is to ensure all members of the agency comply with departmental standards and inter-agency protocols, it also has other additional duties and responsibilities and includes the following subsets:

  • Accreditation Manager: ensures compliance with and adherence to standards established by the V.L.E.P.S.C.
  • Training Officer: makes sure that all sworn law enforcement officers are competent and capable of working assignments in a safe and professional manner.
  • Records: collects, processes and maintains criminal and civil records for the Office of the Sheriff, the courts, the public, and other governmental agencies.
  • Property & Evidence: receives, stores, tracks, and disposes property and evidence that is collected by law enforcement officers within the agency.
  • Domestic Violence  Victim Advocate:  provide victims of violent crimes the information and support needed to ensure positive experiences within the criminal justice system.

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Message from the Sheriff

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SHERIFF OVERTON UNVEILS FOOTWEAR IMPRESSION TECHNOLOGY

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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.

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATOR'S WEEK

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

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF OVERTON HOLDS MEETING IN SNOW CREEK

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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