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Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

This week, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office commemorates the contributions of correctional officers, jail deputies, and personnel who work in jails, prisons, and community corrections across the country. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has approximately 20 deputies who serve in the Corrections Division. Thank you, to all of these men and women!!

“The duties of these officers have become increasingly complex and demanding. They are called upon to fill, simultaneously, custodial, supervisory, and counseling roles. The professionalism, dedication, and courage exhibited by these officers throughout the performance of these demanding and often conflicting roles deserve our utmost respect. The important work of correctional officers often does not receive the recognition from the public it deserves. It is appropriate that we honor the many contributions and accomplishments of these men and women who are a vital component of the field of corrections.” – President Ronald Reagan (May 5, 1984)

National Correctional Officers' Week







Sheriff’s Office Offers Tips for Pedestrians

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

As we crawl out of winter and shake off the doldrums, many residents are out walking.

Sometimes, they are on the edge or near the edge of our roadways.

Drivers have their responsibilities, but this post is to help educate the pedestrian on what they should do when walking.

Pedestrians should:

  • plan a route with safe crossings
  • avoid distractions, alcohol and drugs, and be alert
  • dress to be seen, but never assume drivers see them
  • wear reflective clothing, and carry a blinking light or flashlight at night
  • walk on sidewalks facing traffic
  • if there’s no sidewalk, walk facing traffic and as far from traffic as possible
  • watch for cars backing up, especially in parking lots and driveways.

Let’s be careful out there and arrive home safe to our families.

Find more information on pedestrian safety here.


Sheriff’s Office Recognizes Firefighter’s Day

On International Firefighter’s Day, the Franklin County Office of the Sheriff would like to express thanks to all Firefighters who serve Franklin County each day! WE APPRECIATE YOU!!!

Your spirit of community and motivation to provide a valuable service should always be promoted. Thanks again for all you do and we thank our great partners at Franklin County Department of Public Safety.

thank you firefighters