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Welcome to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office


Thank you for visiting our new website.  A lot of research has gone into ensuring that the information contained on these pages answer questions you may have about Franklin County Law Enforcement and the services we deliver to our county. 


It is our intention that the information contained on this website is kept up-to-date, and that it assists you in getting the answers to any law enforcement questions you may have.  Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the new information and layout and do not hesitate to contact us should you have constructive feedback for us.


Our Mission


The Sheriff’s Office works to improve the quality of life in our communities by reducing fear, preventing crime and enforcing the laws while protecting each individual’s freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and North Carolina. 



To learn more about the long history of the Office of the Sheriff, please see the attached document.



The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has 74 full-time and 22 part-time employees.  The jail employs 36 full-time and 11 part-time employees.  We are responsible for patrolling over 492 square miles and serving approximately 62,260 citizens.


We have a strong focus on achieving fairness and equality.  We strive to ensure fairness and equality both as an employer and in the service we provide to our citizens. 


Located at 285 T Kemp Road, Louisburg, NC 27549, the Franklin County Law Enforcement and Detention Complex is at the heart of law enforcement within our county. 


From this facility we serve Franklin County citizens 24 hours a day, and we do this in partnership with our county's municipal and private police agencies. 


Our joint purpose is not only to combat crime, but to strive daily to drive crime out of Franklin County so that it may continue to be one of the safest places to live, work, raise a family, and operate a business. 

Our Core Values


The Core Values of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office serve to guide and inspire us in our daily duties.  Making sure that our values become part of our daily routine is our objective, and they help ensure that our personal and professional behavior can be a model for all to follow. 

  • Service to Our Communities

  • Reverence for the Law

  • Commitment to Leadership

  • Integrity in All We Say and Do

  • Respect for People

  • Quality Through Continuous Improvement

Service to Our Communities

Working with our partner police agencies, we are dedicated to enhancing public safety and reducing the fear and incidence of crime.  People in our communities are our most important customers.  Our motto "To Protect and Serve" is central to how we think and conduct ourselves.  We will work in partnership with the people in our communities and do our best, within the law, to solve community problems that affect public safety.  We value the great diversity of people in both our residential and business communities and serve all with equal dedication.

Reverence for the Law

We have been given the honor and privilege of enforcing the law.  We must always exercise integrity in the use of the power and authority that have been given to us by the people. Our personal and professional behavior should be a model for all to follow.  We will obey and support the letter and spirit of the law.

Commitment to Leadership

We also believe that each individual needs to be a leader in his or her area of responsibility.  Making sure that our values become part of our daily life is our mandate.  We must each work to ensure that our co-workers, professional colleagues, and communities have the highest respect for the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

Integrity in All We Say and Do

We are very proud of our profession and will conduct ourselves in a manner that merits the respect of all people.  We will demonstrate honest, ethical behavior in all our interactions.  Our actions will match our words.  We must have the courage to stand up for our beliefs and do what is right.

Respect for People

Our people are our most important resource.  We can best serve the many and varied needs of our communities by empowering our employees to fulfill their responsibilities with knowledge, authority, and appropriate discretion.  We encourage our people to submit ideas, we listen to their suggestions, and we help them develop to their maximum potential. 


We believe in treating all people with respect and dignity.  We show concern and empathy for the victims of crime and treat violators of the law with fairness and dignity.  By demonstrating respect for others, we will earn respect for the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

Quality Through Continuous Improvement

We strive to achieve the highest level of quality in all aspects of our work.  We can never be satisfied with the 'status quo'.  We must aim for continuous improvement in serving the citizens in our communities.  We value innovation and support creativity.  We realize that constant change is a way of life and we dedicate ourselves to proactively seeking new and better ways to serve. 

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