Division: Support Services

Support Services Division, provides support to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the Community and surrounding agencies.  Whether the need is assisting the department with high risk situations or interacting with members of the community, the Support Services Division is highly trained to handle the mission.  The Division is under the direction of Chief Deputy Earl Smith.

Chief Deputy Earl Smith

Chief Deputy Earl Smith began his career with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in August 1981. Chief Deputy Smith served for 32 years at the Sheriff’s Office where he held every rank from Deputy to Major.  During his time at the Sheriff’s Office he has earned numerous awards and commendations and has helped lead the Sheriff’s Office through the implementation of many significant reforms in the areas of Communications and Special Operations.  In January of 2013, Chief Deputy Smith retired from the Sheriff’s Office and began working for the United States Marshal’s Service until his appointment as Chief Deputy by Sheriff Baldwin in January 2017.  Chief Deputy Smith is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 188.

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