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 … Senior Services Health & Safety Expo Follow Up
Twenty seven student recruits graduated from the Franklin County Reserve Intermittent Academy. Sponsored by various law enforcement agencies, the recruits began the part-time Academy on January 6th. Certified instructors taught in all genres required by the Massachusetts Police Training Committee.
Read more … Franklin County Reserve Intermittent Academy Graduates 27
From our TRIAD Deputies: "Frequently we find seniors with their thermomstate turned low to make it through the heating season, and so many times, those who need help the most are the ones who tell us that there must be someone who needs it more than they do. These are the folks that we most like to help. Our goal is to help these senior citizens stay warm in their homes for the period of time after all other means have run out....and it's still cold outside!"
Read more … Save the Date for Cops & Nozzles!
National Correctional Officers' Week begins today. I am writing this piece because I am extremely proud of all of my Officers and the work they are committed to each and every day.
Read more … Leading the Way
Sheriff Donelan recently spoke with GCTV about the factors that contribute to incarceration in Franklin County and the local effort to prevent recidivism.
Read more … Behind Bars
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.
While seasoned, full-time police officers are in high demand, new part-time recruits are being trained by the dozen.
Read more … PART-TIME POLICE ACADEMY READIES INFLUX OF RECRUITS
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.
"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 … Work key to breaking jail cycle
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 … FCSO Regional Dog Shelter Needs Volunteers