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I am leaving to go on vacation. Should I notify the Sheriff's Office before going away?

If you are going away from home, either for work or for a holiday, there are simple steps you can take to ensure that your home remains safe while away from it.


  • Notify persons your trust to keep an eye on the property.

  • Have lights/hallway lamps on timers.

  • Keep a radio playing near to an entrance.

  • Keep a vehicle parked in the driveway.

  • DO NOT advertise that you will be away from your property on social media

  • Have a home alarm system installed, and ensure you turn it on before you go.

  • Inform the Sheriff’s Office, or local police department that you are away, and when you are likely to return.

  • Complete our Vacant Residence Check Request Form



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How do I safely dispose of unwanted medication?


There is a medicine drop off box located in the lobby of the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office partners with the local law enforcement agencies in the county to hold medicine drop off days throughout the county.  This provides citizens an opportunity to bring unwanted/unused medicine to be properly and safely disposed of.


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What is a Craigslist Safe Trading Area?


The Craigslist Safe Trading Area, is an initiative by law enforcement to allow citizens to safely conduct their trades via Craigslist outside the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Citizens buying or selling items via Craigslist may meet at the Sheriff’s Office and may request a Deputy to oversee the transaction. Should you request, the Deputy will also check to see if the property is reported as stolen. No appointment is necessary when meeting to conduct a craigslist trade.


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