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Franklin County Sheriff's Office

On behalf of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, I am proud to welcome you to our official website. We offer this site to help families of inmates navigate the visitation system, as well as understand the range of clinical and support services we offer all individuals sentenced to our care. Our website will also keep you up to date on recent and upcoming Sheriff's Office activities; provide you with an overview of the services we offer to the community; and inform you on how public safety in the county is enhanced through our collaboration with other local agencies.

We provide information on our divisions and operations so that the taxpayers and citizens of Franklin County can understand the work we do and the positive impact this Office has on every community in the county.

On this site you can explore career opportunities at the Sheriff's Office and apply for a job by using the downloadable employment application. Most importantly, you have the opportunity to learn about your Sheriff's Office and the important role our Officers and staff play in creating a safer, more secure Franklin County.

Here at the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, we are committed to protecting and serving all of Franklin County.

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit is proud to serve all towns in Franklin County

Events like the Sheriff's Annual Golf Outing, Jail Break 5K Road Race, and various FCSO hockey tournaments have raised thousands of dollars for local charities

A Gator Ride with Sheriff Donelan at Jail Break 2012

Pride...   Integrity...   Commitment...

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office believes that giving back to the community is part of the job.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office Training Division, in collaboration with other neighboring Sheriffs' Offices, oversees a nine-week Officer Training Academy

    News & Events

    Police trainees Eric Maloney and Ben Goody, of Orange, practice CPR with their fellow students of the Franklin County Reserve Intermittent Police Training Academy in the Franklin County House of Correction in Greenfield.


    03/17/2015 - While seasoned, full-time police officers are in high demand, new part-time recruits are being trained by the dozen. Read more …

    Liam Latrell of ServiceNet, right, leads a Morning Mindfulness meeting in the D Pod of the Franklin County House of Correction. D Pod is also called the Treatment Unit, as most of the residents are in for substance abuse problems.

    Work key to breaking jail cycle

    01/27/2015 - "It's really hard, because history is history and you did what you did and you own your behavior, but when it blocks you from ever changing paths, I think that's an unintended consequence.  And they all live here.  They're our neighbors."   Read more …

    Basic Reserve Intermittent In-Service Training Program

    01/23/2015 - 'Legal Updates' Training will be held at the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in February.  Read more …

    FCSO Regional Dog Shelter Needs Volunteers

    07/18/2014 -   The Franklin County Sheriff's Office Regional Dog Shelter in Turners Falls is growing steadily each year and - although about 35 people currently volunteer to help with everything from feeding and walking dogs to creating graphs and charts used by the director to track statistics - more volunteers are needed. Read more …