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BURNING BAN IN EFFECT UNTIL APRIL 30th

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VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY HAS PLACED FRANKLIN COUNTY UNDER BURNING BAN. Until April 30th, our area is under a "Burning Ban" See our Home Page, under "View All Flyers Here" for more information.

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO HOST FISHING TOURNAMENT

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Philpott Lake will, once again, be the site for the Franklin County Sheriff's Office 7th Annual Bass Fishing Tournament to benefit Virginia Special Olympics. Past years have been great in helping these athletes achieve their dreams. Sheriff Overton said, "We are so honored to be partnering with VSO again this year. To see the hard work and effort each of these Special Olympic athletes put into their individual sport is so inspiring to all. If any person/business wish to donate money or product to help us raise funding for VSO, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling Deputy H. L. Nolen @ 540-814-1724. Thanks in advance for all those that give to help our athletes." See our flyer on the Home Page under "View All Flyers Here".

 

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF BILL OVERTON TO HOST ANOTHER CRASE EVENT

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SHERIFF PLANS ANOTHER CRASE EVENT
Due to incredible demand, Sheriff Bill Overton announces another CRASE event on Wed, March 28, 2018. CRASE (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'S OFFICE IS REACCREDITED

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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.

http://www.thefranklinnewspost.com/news/sheriff-s-office-reaccredited/article_1db2f70c-132f-11e8-869c-7319f126026e.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF'S OFFICE MAKES DRUG ARRESTS

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On 2/9, FCSO conducted a drug interdiction in various locations. The activity produced 10 Felony Arrests and 17 Misdemeanor Arrests. See our Facebook "Standing Watch" page for a more detailed breakdown. Narcotics Unit, Patrol Officers and K-9 Units were utilized in this series of interdictions and arrests. Another great team effort by our officers.

 

 

 

 

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