SHERIFF PLANS ANOTHER CRASE EVENT
Due to incredible demand, Sheriff Bill Overton announces another CRASE event on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. CRASE stands for Citizen's Response to Active Shooter Events. The class will be held at the Franklin Center, 50 Claiborne Avenue in Rocky Mount and Sheriff Overton is making it FREE to all who pre-register. Times are from 6PM - 8PM. You can ONLY pre-register by calling the Franklin Center at 540-483-0179, as seating is limited. The last two seminars filled quickly, so make your calls today. See attached flyer in our "View All Flyers Here" tab on Home Page.
Sheriff Bill Overton and his Command Staff were in Manassas, VA last week for a review of the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission’s reaccreditation process. The commission voted unanimously to award a certification. See full story (below) in the attached Franklin News Post article.
SHERIFF OVERTON ENCOURAGES DRIVERS TO STOP TEXTING WHILE DRIVING
"Distracted driving is a problem to all who are on our highways and texting while driving is one a the most dangerous." Sheriff Bill Overton said today. "Please, STOP texting while driving, the Office of the Sheriff wants everyone to return home safe to your families."
Check out this video: https://youtu.be/tT415epIpY8
On January 18th, The Office of The Sheriff conducted a drug interdiction in various areas of Franklin County. As a result, 10 drug related charges were placed that included 4 felonies and 6 misdemeanors. One charge was assualt on a law enforcement officer. The Narcotics Unit of the Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate charges as they relate to this event.