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The Franklin County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center is the answering point for all 9-1-1 calls within the County.  It is a centralized communications hub that provides a number of  services for numerous law enforcement components, public safety officials, emergency medical services, and a number of other public service entities. The Communication  Center  runs 24 hours a day 365 days a year regardless of weather  conditions.

Individuals employed in the Communications Center must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple tasks, and identify work priorities.  They are responsible for monitoring all of the emergency communications within the County and assigning public services when necessary. These individuals must be able to correctly ascertain the nature of a call, the location of the incident and the extent of the emergency.   Failure to properly  identify and assign an emergency call could result in delay of services, misdirect  of  emergency  personnel, and in certain situations, serious injury or even death.   They must also be able to quickly identify and overcome human errors made by the caller.

Individuals interested in pursuing a career as a public safety dispatcher must  undergo a series of tests in order to be considered for hire.  Although a college education is not required as  condition of employment, applicants are required to pass written, oral and performance tests prior to be accepted into the field.

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SHERIFF'S OFFICE URGING DRIVERS NOT TO TEXT AND DRIVE.

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The purpose of this video is to drive home the point how important it is to encourage drivers to stop texting while driving. The facts are clear, texting and driving could lead to death. The Office of the Sheriff, on a monthly basis, attempts to keep the residents of Franklin County aware of this issue, plus drunk drivers, drugged drivers, and any other issues that can assist the public.This video has a funeral theme, so the content might be disturbing to some.

As Sheriff Bill Overton always says, "Please everyone return home safe to your families." Here is video link 

 

 

 

 

 

OVERTON KICKS OFF OPERATION CHRISTMAS TREE 2018

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Sheriff Bill Overton kicked off Operation Christmas Tree 2018 this afternoon (Tuesday, October 16th).

Overton said, "In the past two years, since this charity's inception, The Office of The Sheriff has been able to help 51 families in Franklin County during Christmas. By pre-selling Fraser Fir Christmas Trees for only $30 a tree, all proceeds are directed to this cause. Toys, clothing and food are given to those less fortunate with the hopes of making Christmas a little brighter." Overton went on to state how anyone wishing to pre-purchase a beautiful tree can contact Deputy H. L. Nolen at 540-814-1724.

 

 

 

 

 

FCSO WARNS OF A NEW ROUND OF SCAMS

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Scammers are calling Franklin County residents again, making threats, promises and lies.
Any phone call that says you are going to be arrested, Just Hang Up.......Any call that says you are going to jail, Just Hang Up.......Any call that asks you to send them money before you get money..... JUST HANG UP!  Your best defense is to go on the offense and hang the phone up.

Also, talk to anyone in your family that you feel would be susceptible to these type of scams.

Scammers will stop if we all JUST. HANG. UP.

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF OVERTON SUPPORTS NEW DMV CAMPAIGN

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 The Franklin County Sheriff's Office joins with Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles in promoting "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" We encourage all residents of our fine county to stop drinking and driving AND return home safe to your families.

 

 

 

 

FCSO HOLDS DRUG INTERDICTION

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office conducted a drug interdiction on August 14, 2018 in various parts of the county. To see the stats on the D. I., scroll up on this page and find "View All Flyers Here" section (Left side of page). Click on this and find 081418 Drug Interdiction. Thanks to all the hard working men and women of The Office of the Sheriff for their continuted dedication.

 

 

 

 

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