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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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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

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF OVERTON WARNS OF NEW SCAM ATTEMPT

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Thursday, June 7th, Sheriff Bill Overton warned Franklin County residents of a new scam attempt our office is hearing about. Scammers are calling and pretending to be from Publisher's Clearing House, claiming you have won millions of dollars. Then, you are asked to purchase redeemable cards. The perpetrators are wanting these cards to be as high as $1,500.00. You are given a number to call where, supposedly, you will be told where to mail these money cards. Be wise, don't be the next victim of scammers! On this website, see "View All Flyers Here". Scroll down to "Scammers" and see more information about this type crime.

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF OVERTON ANNOUCES CITIZENS ACADEMY 2108

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Sheriff Bill Overton announces the 2018 Citizen's Academy, offering this training FREE to the public. There is an application procedure. Classes begin on August 14th and end on October 30 and all classes are on Tuesdays (once a week). In the "View All Flyers", above, you will see the application. If interested, please fill out the back section and email, postal mail or bring by the Sheriff's Office. These classes are fantastic and you are guaranteed to learn things about the Office of the Sheriff you never knew. Plus, all graduates are allowed to apply for our COPS program, where you can volunteer some time to be very involved in our office. Class has a limited, so get you application in soon. Contact Sgt. Darryl King if you have questions, call 540-483-6850.

 

 

 

 

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