News & Events

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 …

Transition from Jail to Community Interview with Connecting Point

01/14/2014 - Recently Sheriff Donelan and Assistant Superintendent of Inmate Programming Ed Hayes were interviewed by Aliz Koletas of WGBY television show 'Connecting Point'.  Read more …

FCSO Regional Dog Control and Adoption Center Featured in American Cop Magazine

01/09/2014 - The most recent (February 2014) edition of American Cop Magazine featured the Franklin County Regional Animal Control and Adoption Center. Read more …

Regional Kennel Highlighted as 'Successful Grant Project'

01/07/2014 - After a little more than one year after it officially opened, the Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter received word from the Massachusetts Office of Administration and Finance (ANF) that it was chosen to participate in a promotional video showcasing successful projects of the Community Innovation Challenge (CIC) grant program. Read more …

Zukowski Earns Recognition as The Recorder's Citizen of the Year

12/20/2013 - In the world of "good cop, bad cop," Raymond Zukowski has a reputation for great things.  Montague's former police chief may have retired a couple of years ago after 36 years on the force, but he's hardly left public service behind.   Read more …

Orange Manhunt Leads to Arrest in Walmart Robberies

11/20/2013 - Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan's shopping trip to Walmart this week turned into a four-hour manhunt - for a shoplifter accused of stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise. Read more …

Sheriff Chris Donelan presents Executive Director Clare Higgins with a check from the FCSO Jail Break 2013. Also pictured is Race Coordinator Barney Collins (in uniform).

7th Annual Jail Break 5K Road Race/Walk & Kids' Fun Run to Benefit Community Action's Family Support Programs

10/28/2013 - On Sunday, October 20th, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office hosted its 7th Annual Jail Break 5K Road Race/Walk and Kids/ Fun Run to benefit Community Action's Family Support Programs.  Read more …

Franklin County Sheriff to Receive Federal Reentry Grant

09/20/2013 - Congressman Jim McGovern and Sheriff Chris Donelan have announced that the Franklin County Sheriff's Office has been awarded a $600,000 federal grant for reentry services.  Read more …