June 13th, The Franklin County Sheriff's Office conducted another drug interdiction event in several areas of the county. Interdiction information can be viewed by clicking:
Thursday, June 7th, Sheriff Bill Overton warned Franklin County residents of a new scam attempt our office is hearing about. Scammers are calling and pretending to be from Publisher's Clearing House, claiming you have won millions of dollars. Then, you are asked to purchase redeemable cards. The perpetrators are wanting these cards to be as high as $1,500.00. You are given a number to call where, supposedly, you will be told where to mail these money cards. Be wise, don't be the next victim of scammers! On this website, see "View All Flyers Here". Scroll down to "Scammers" and see more information about this type crime..
Sheriff Bill Overton announces the 2018 Citizen's Academy, offering this training FREE to the public. There is an application procedure. Classes begin on August 14th and end on October 30 and all classes are on Tuesdays (once a week). In the "View All Flyers", above, you will see the application. If interested, please fill out the back section and email, postal mail or bring by the Sheriff's Office. These classes are fantastic and you are guaranteed to learn things about the Office of the Sheriff you never knew. Plus, all graduates are allowed to apply for our COPS program, where you can volunteer some time to be very involved in our office. Class has a limited, so get you application in soon. Contact Sgt. Darryl King if you have questions, call 540-483-6850.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office conducted a drug interdiciton in several areas of our county recently. Arrests included DUI, possession of marijuana, possession of cociane, warrant service, possession with intent to distribute methamphetimine and many others. For more information, click on "View All Flyers" above and selected 051018 Drug Interdiction flyer. Thanks to all the men and women that participated in the interdiction and attempting to make our roadways more safe.
May 8th - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office released a statement and memo pretaining to scams in our area. Sheriff Bill Overton released a memo and a 10 point statement concerning how to protect yourself from potential scammers. Scammers have attempted tax refund scams, lottery scams, bail money scams, utilities scams and many, many more. Go to the "View All Flyers" section of this website and click on "Scammers" OR visit our Facebook page (Standing Watch) to see the full press release. If it is too good to be true..............it probably is