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The Office of the Sheriff believes proactive policing and utilizing effective Crime Prevention Programs in partnership with the citizens of the County remain integral in reducing crime within the community. Although every employee of the Sheriff's Office is responsible for achieving effective community relations objectives on a daily basis, additional opportunities exists for citizens of the community to get more involved in their neighborhood.  Two such crime prevention programs currently being utilized in Franklin County include:

   • Neighborhood Watch: is a program commonly referred to as crime watch, where citizens stay actively involved with other citizens  that reside within their direct community.  It is an organized group of individuals that remain committed to deterring and preventing crime and vandalism within their neighborhood.   This program educates citizens of the community on security and safety and how to better achieve safe and secure neighborhoods by working collectively for the same cause.

• Business Watch: is a program that operates under a similar premise as the Neighborhood Watch program, with the exception that it is geared toward business owners in the commercial environment.  One distinct differentiation between it and the Neighborhood Watch Program is that patrol deputies perform business checks at establishments located within their assigned sector and leave a written notice notifying business owners the date and time the business check was accomplished.

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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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