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The Patrol Division is responsible for approximately 728 square miles of land mass and waterways that are divided into two  separate zones -- the East Zone and the West Zone.  Each zone is further broken down into three sectors, excluding the town of Rocky Mount, which is allotted its own separate zone.  This breakdown of patrol districts not only allows for a more concentrated effort of focus for each assigned deputy, it also allows for a quicker response time and more personalized service to the citizens of the County.

Deputies assigned to the Patrol Division are primarily responsible for enforcing the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and any local statues and ordinances.  They are also required to provide a range of other duties to the citizens of the County including: help locate runway juveniles, provide traffic safety, execute car unlocks, work criminal investigations, and other additional duties as deemed  necessary.

Individuals seeking employment in the Patrol Division must undergo a rigorous screening process to help ensure that only the most qualified candidates are allowed into this demanding field of labor.  This rigorous screening process includes: reading and comprehension testing, physical agility testing, one or more panel interviews, a lifestyle polygraph test, and a thorough  background investigation.  Only after an applicant passes all areas of the screening process can they be considered a viable candidate.

For more information on the Patrol Division please contact either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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FCSO MAKES DRUG ARRESTS

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Franklin County Sheriff's Office announces it has served 16 drug-related indictments in their county. Follow this link to the WSLS -10 website to read the entire story. WSLS -10. Sheriff Bill Overton thanked all the deputies for their work and effort in making these arrests. "This is a focus at the Office of the Sheriff and we are constantly working to gather information, build cases and make these arrests happen."

 

 

 

 

2019 OPERATION CHRISTMAS TREE

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Today, Sheriff Bill Overton announced the 4th year of Operation Christmas Tree. This outreach charity has helped over 100 Franklin County families have meals, clothing and toys. Our many business partners and residents come along beside our sheriff's office to make this event a success. See the flyer (Click above on "View All Flyers Here" - find 2019 Operaton Christmas Tree) for all the details. Help us by pre-purchasing a beautiful Fraser Fir.

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF OVERTON WARNS OF NEW SCAM ATTEMPT

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In the past several days, we have received reports of our residents getting phone calls from the Social Security Administration. These calls are asking for personal information such as Social Security numbers. Don't fall victim to scammers. Go to the Federal Trade Commission website (www.ftc.gov) and search SCAMS. 

 

 

 

 

DRUG SATURATION REPORT POSTED

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FCSO POST DRUG SATURATION PATROL REPORT FOR JULY 16

http://franklincountysheriffsoffice.org/Drug_Saturation_7-16-19_6b92c.pdf

 

 

 

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

drug take back day 62588The Spring DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10AM - 2PM. Locations will be at Kroger - Westlake Area.....Kroger - Rocky Mount and Ferrum College Police Department. Click on "View All Flyers", go down near the bottom and click Spring Drug Take Back Day to see the details. No syringes, lancets, or sharps of any kind will be accepted. This event is in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Rocky Mount Police Department and Ferrum College Police Department

 

 

 

 

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