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The Citizens Academy is a partnership between the Office of the Sheriff and the citizens of the County.  This cooperation allows for more transparency of day to day operations and grants candidates an opportunity to get more involved in their community.  Individuals interested in volunteering are first screened for initial eligibility determination and after being selected, they are allowed entry into the twelve-week Citizens Academy.  This specific program is open to citizens who live and/or work in Franklin County, as  well as  family members  of  employees of the County.

The twelve-week Citizens Academy Program meets one evening per week and consists of classroom and hands-on instruction.  Attendees are taught various law enforcement subjects including: patrol  operations, criminal investigations, tactical operations, crime scene management, internal affairs, and special operations. In addition to classroom lecture, attendees are partnered with a road certified patrol deputy for more hands on instruction.

Several of the Citizens Academy Alumni have elected to receive an additional six weeks of follow-up training to go on and participate in the Citizens on Patrol Service (COPS).  These individuals are instrumental in providing additional services to the community such as: perform commercial and residential checks, help with traffic management, render first aid when necessary, provide funeral escorts, attend community social events, and perform community patrol services throughout the County.

For more information on the Citizens Academy or to receive additional instruction on volunteering with the Sheriff’s Office please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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.

 

 

 

MOCK DUI EVENT HELD AT HIGH SCHOOL 4/28

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Friday morning, April 28th, students headed to Franklin County High School saw an interesting scene. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office and Rocky Mount Police Department partnered to stage a MOCK DUI SCENE. Demonstration was to remind student drivers about the dangers of impaired driving, especially with prom weekend upcoming.

 

 

 

 

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