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Posted on: March 30, 2020

GOVERNOR ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER

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Today, Governor Northam issued EO-55. This order is in conjunction with EO -53 issued on 3/23/2020.

EO-55 extends some of the restrictions and is a more active attempt to impede non essential public gatherings.

Click the link to view Governor’s Or...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

GREAT INFO FOR HANDLING THE STRESS

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With all the news and constant barrage of negative situations coming at us today, click this link below and learn how to help yourself manage today’s stress points.

Emotional Well-being

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

DEPUTIES IN PROTECTIVE ATTIRE

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You may see some deputies wearing gear that’s a little unusual for them. Here at FCSO we are committed to the health and safety of our community. That’s why we now equip our deputies with personal protection equipment (PPE). Deputies l...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

2-1-1 VIRGINIA RESOURCE

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Did you know you can dial 2-1-1 to find community services in your area? Its free and confidential! When you dial you will be connected to a trained professional who can provide referrals for health and human services. 

These include food banks, s...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

CARILION CANCELS CHILD SEAT EVENT FOR APRIL

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Carilion has notified our office, due to the COVID 19 issue, they have cancelled the April 13th Child Car Seat Event.


They will access the situation and make a decision on the May 11th event at a later time.

Sheriff News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

IMPORTANT TO WASH YOUR HANDS THOROUGHLY

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Great information from the Franklin County Department of Public Safety.

Note #5 on how to turn off the water.

Also remember, use your drying towel to open the door/s/ exiting the restroom area.

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE SICK WITH COVID-19

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The Sheriff’s Office is sharing this information put out by our E911 Center recently.

The number one thing is to stay home if you are sick, whether or not you suspect it may be the corona-virus. If you do go seek medical care, please call ahead t...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

PUBLIC IS WARNED ABOUT SCAM ATTEMPT

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was advised today, a resident received a fraud phone call.

The call, claiming to be from the Social Security Administration, actually used a FCSO phone number and asked the resident personal information.

Be adv...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

SHERIFF OVERTON ANNOUNCES UPDATE CONCERNING OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has enacted the following response to the current COVID-19 situation.
Sheriff Overton said today, "I want the residents of Franklin County to know we will still be answering calls, responding when needed ...
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Posted on: March 17, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE SHARES DECLARATION FROM VIRGINIA COURTS SYSTEM

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 Below, (long read) is a declaration issued by the Virginia Supreme Court concerning the status of all courts in the Commonwealth. 

 Most ALL cases, hearings and court events are currently on hold (with a very few exceptions)

&...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF SHARES INFO FROM NEIGHBORING COUNTY

In the past few nights, there have been a string of robberies in adjoining jurisdictions that show signs of being related incidents. 
Please see the link below for a news article out for a recent robbery out of Henry County. 
The Office of...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

CRCC EVENT HELD BY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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On Thursday, February 27, 2020, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office hosted a Civilian Response and Casualty Care (CRCC) training at the Franklin Center. 

There were two sessions, four hours each, one in the morning and one in the evenin...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: February 28, 2020

SHERIFF OVERTON ANNOUNCES "CHRISTMAS JOY"

Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton announced today a re-naming of a familiar charity outreach the Office of the Sheriff produces.

 Operation Christmas Tree will now be Christmas Joy.

 Sheriff Overton stated FCSO was no longer able to sec...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 29, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS DON'T RIDE DRUNK

If you think driving a car while intoxicated is dangerous, think about riding a motorcycle inebriated.

The Office of the Sheriff encourages all of our motorcycle community to RIDE SOBER.

In 2017 during Labor Day Weekend, 42% of motorcycle crashes resulting ...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO PARTICIPATE IN CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECKS

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Carilion will begin holding monthly child car seat safety checks at the Rocky Mount Fire Department, 1250 North Main Street in Rocky Mount and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will be assisting periodically.

The first check will be held on Mo...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: February 28, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS, "TALK TO YOUR TEENS"

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 "Talk to your teens about buckling their seatbelts and save driving practices" is the message from the Sheriff’s Office today.

 Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has a page dedicated to answering many of you...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE OFFERS WINTER DRIVING SAFETY TIPS

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 As of this post, Franklin County has been spared snowed over and icy roadways this winter. But, we know that could change very quickly.

 Not only is speed a factor in "good weather" crashes, but it plays a role even on snow and...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: January 15, 2020

DRUG SATURATION PATROL

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Drug Saturation Patrol-1/13/20-10a-10p

Total Traffic Stops-36

Areas Patrolled- Virgil Goode Hwy, Town, Doe Run, Sontag, Henry, Boones Mill, Redwood, Sydnorsville, Wirtz, Callaway, Ferrum, Snow Creek

Race/Gender-Includes All Occupants of Vehicle

Black Males-9

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