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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

    Sheriff Donelan Headed to DC to Talk Offender Re-entrance in Community

    11/20/2015 - Franklin Dounty Sheriff Chris Donelan will be heading to Washington, DC, in December to lead a panel discussion on reentry of offenders back into the community.  The three-day conference, organized by the Council of State Governments, will touch on many topics in corrections, including behavioral health, collaboration, use of data and research and Sheriff Donelan's panel on the challenges of reentry in rural communities.   Read more …

    Sheriff Chris Donelan speaks at a press conference in Boston. He and thirteen Sheriffs from across the state joined Governor Baker in his efforts to reduce opioid abuse. (Shira Schoenberg/The Republican)

    Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan to Speak at National Conference on Reducing Recidivism

    11/10/2015 - Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan will head to Washington in December to speak at a national conference on reducing recidivism and improving outcomes for people released from prisons, jails, and juveniles.     Read more …


    10/29/2015 - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office, in collaboration with Franklin County Police Chiefs, the Northwest District Attorney's Office and Greenfield Community College, is sponsoring a Reserve Intermittent Police Training Academy to begin on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016.  Read more …

    Senior Services Health & Safety Expo Follow Up

    06/04/2015 - The Franklin County Sheriff's TRIAD Program, along with the Northwestern District Attorney's Office and Charlene Manor, sponsored their Senior Health and Safety Expo on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Schuetzen Verein in Barton Cove, Gill, MA.  The event featured 70 vendors and was attended by over 500 senior citizens and their families.    Read more …