Franklin County Sheriff
PHONE SCAM ALERT!

PHONE SCAM ALERT!

Sheriff Dallas Baldwin warns Franklin County residents about a phone scam happening in your area.  A male caller identifies himself as being from Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, and the victim needs to pay a fine for missing jury duty.

Sheriff Baldwin says, “The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will NEVER contact a person and demand a payment, or threaten jail time.”

Some important safety tips:

  • Don’t respond to phone calls, emails, faxes, or text messages threatening you with fines or jail if you don’t provide sensitive information immediately.
  • Don’t provide personal information to an unsolicited phone call, email, fax, or text message – no matter how legitimate it seems.
  • Monitor your bank accounts on a regular basis.
  • Always ask for and wait until receive written material about any demand for payment.
  • Get the caller’s name and contact information (name, business identity, telephone number, street address, and mailing address
  • Never send money, or give out personal information such as credit card numbers and expiration dates, bank account numbers, date of birth, or social security numbers.

Contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office immediately at: (614) 525-3333.

  • PHONE SCAM ALERT!
  • H.O.P.E. Task Force
  • See Something Say Something
  • Inmate Policies
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
  • The Rape Aggression Defense System
  • Book a FCSO Deputy for Your Public Event
H.O.P.E. Task Force

H.O.P.E. Task Force

The HOPE Task Force combats the heroin epidemic with a multi-pronged approach: enforcement, education, and prevention.

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  • PHONE SCAM ALERT!
  • H.O.P.E. Task Force
  • See Something Say Something
  • Inmate Policies
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
  • The Rape Aggression Defense System
  • Book a FCSO Deputy for Your Public Event
See Something Say Something

See Something Say Something

Reporting Suspicious Activity

To report suspicious activity, contact your local law enforcement agency. Describe specifically what you observed, including:

  • Who or what you saw;
  • When you saw it;
  • Where it occurred; and
  • Why it's suspicious.

If there is an emergency,
call 9–1–1.

 

 

  • PHONE SCAM ALERT!
  • H.O.P.E. Task Force
  • See Something Say Something
  • Inmate Policies
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
  • The Rape Aggression Defense System
  • Book a FCSO Deputy for Your Public Event
Inmate Policies

Inmate Policies

Effective June 27, 2016, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office will be implementing changes to ensure the safety of inmates, staff, and visitors.

Inmate
Information

 

 

 

 

  • PHONE SCAM ALERT!
  • H.O.P.E. Task Force
  • See Something Say Something
  • Inmate Policies
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
  • The Rape Aggression Defense System
  • Book a FCSO Deputy for Your Public Event
Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events

Be prepared: Active Shooter event training now being offered by our Patrol and SWAT deputies.

 

This four-hour training is available to schools, colleges, businesses, hospitals and places of worship.

 

  • PHONE SCAM ALERT!
  • H.O.P.E. Task Force
  • See Something Say Something
  • Inmate Policies
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
  • The Rape Aggression Defense System
  • Book a FCSO Deputy for Your Public Event
The Rape Aggression Defense System

The Rape Aggression Defense System

The Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD) is a 12 hour comprehensive female–only course with a focus on awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance.

  • PHONE SCAM ALERT!
  • H.O.P.E. Task Force
  • See Something Say Something
  • Inmate Policies
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
  • The Rape Aggression Defense System
  • Book a FCSO Deputy for Your Public Event
Book a FCSO Deputy for Your Public Event

Book a FCSO Deputy for Your Public Event

We participate in many community events around Franklin County.

 

Some of the activities we can perform include issuing child IDs, hosting a “cruiser show and tell,” speaking about our field at a career fair or presenting a safety talk.

  • PHONE SCAM ALERT!
  • H.O.P.E. Task Force
  • See Something Say Something
  • Inmate Policies
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
  • The Rape Aggression Defense System
  • Book a FCSO Deputy for Your Public Event

"Serving Our Community"

"The Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Columbus, Ohio, is a full service law enforcement agency, an arm of the courts, and the custodial keeper of those who break the law. It is the mission of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Franklin County, to preserve the peace, and to prevent crime and disorder while constantly guarding personal liberties as prescribed by law. This must be done with honor and integrity, conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence."


Services offered by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office are provided to all members of the public on an equal basis without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, qualified veteran status, military status, or disability. It is our policy to fully comply with all federal, state, and local laws prohibiting illegal discrimination.