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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 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 CONDUCTS DRUG INTERDICTION

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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.

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF OVERTON SPEAKS ON SEAT BELTS

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FCSO ANNOUNCES CITIZEN'S ACADEMY 2018

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office begins on Tuesday, August 14th and runs for 12 weeks. Held on consecutive Tuesday nights, starting after day time work hours, it allows the residents of Franklin County an in-depth look inside their sheriff's office. "Students" will learn, weekly, about every facet of what our office does on a day-to-day basis.  Portions of the academy will be classroom and segments will allow attendees to have a "hands on" experience to various elements of the job of a deputy sheriff. For more information or to receive a flyer contact Training Office, Sgt. Darryl King at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 540-483-6850

 

 

 

 

 

DEPUTIES CONDUCT ANOTHER DRUG INTERDICTION

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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:
www.http://franklincountysheriffsoffice.org/Drug_Interdiction_6-13-18_9fa8e.pdf

 

 

 

 

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