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 …

UPCOMING RESERVE INTERMITTENT TRAINING ACADEMY

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 …

Franklin County Reserve Intermittent Academy Graduates 27

06/04/2015 - 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 …

Save the Date for Cops & Nozzles!

06/01/2015 - 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 …

Leading the Way

05/04/2015 - 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 …

Behind Bars

04/08/2015 - 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 …

Greenfield Leaders to take White Ribbon Pledge

04/06/2015 - Town leaders and state officials will pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls. Read more …

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.

PART-TIME POLICE ACADEMY READIES INFLUX OF RECRUITS

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 …