Welcome

to the

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

    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 …

    Senator Stanley Rosenberg and Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan at the conference organized by the Opiate Education and Awareness Task Force held at GCC on Monday.

    Hundreds Attend Conference Addressing Local Heroin Scourge

    02/28/2014 - The federal war on drugs is a failure, and Franklin County can be a model for an alternative use for the money spent eradicating opium crops in another hemisphere. Read more …

    Joe Camden, a Captain at the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, and Dan Finn, Interim Executive Director of the Greenfield Housing Authority, look over a typical room in the Winslow that may house low-risk former inmates.

    Former Inmates to Live in Winslow

    02/10/2014 - Some inmates about to be released from the local jail after completing their sentence or being put on probation may soon find themselves living in the low-income kitchenette apartments in the Winslow on the corner of Main and Wells streets. Read more …

    Sheriff to Governor: Help fight 'addiction crisis'

    01/17/2014 - Pointing to the Vermont governor's recent stance on the growing opiate problem in his state, Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan has called on Governor Deval Patrick to help with an intensifying addiction crisis in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region. Read more …