Franklin County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Franklin County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 270 State Road 65, Eastpoint, 32328 FL
  • Chief:
Phone: 850-670-8500
Fax: 850-670-8566

Franklin County Sheriff's Office is located at 270 State Road 65, Eastpoint, 32328 FL. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office phone number is 850-670-8500.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office News

A little flashback to the Seafood Festival last weekend, Buddy having a blast with the kiddos!

Captain Dwyane Coulter has been attending the FBI National Academy in Virginia since late September. We are proud of his dedication to becoming a stronger leader and representing the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Captain Coulter is pictured first on the left side of the group shot. 🚔 Some of the curriculum being covered consists of leading at-risk employees, drug society and contemporary drug enforcement strategies, essentials for law enforcement, fitness in law enforcement, law enforcement approaches to counterterrorism, contemporary issues in law enforcement. The curriculum is from the University of Virginia. 👊 We sure miss Captain Coulter around the county, but are extremely happy this opportunity came his way.

Thank you Commissioner Cheryl Sanders for your service to Franklin County and support for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Enjoy your new journey, congratulations on retirement!

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Work Crew is back at it again. Helping to keep the county litter free, thanks guys! 🚔

Franklin County FEMA Update:

Thank you Dylana and Savanna Lynn from Peniel Academy in Palatka, Florida for dropping off hurricane supplies. Peniel Academy collected items and wanted to bring them to Franklin County. We appreciate the kindness.

Catching a golf cart ride with some local folks, “turn left beside the garden or right by AJ’s.” Well, Sheriff Smith happened to be outside and the kiddos all yelled “AAAAAAJAY,” so a quick visit was in order. Thanks for always taking time out for the kids Sheriff. Have a great Seafood Festival Franklin County 🚔.

Blessing of the Fleet for the 2018 Florida Seafood Festival 🚔. Major Carroll and Deputy Melvin cruising on the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office boat, thanks guys!

There’s nothing more important than helping others. If you can’t do that, please don’t come work for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. We applaud our men and women for the labor of love. They truly want to help. 🚔 Lt. Ward, Sgt. Ham, Correctional Deputies Melvin and Wilson, proud to have you on the team! 👊

We enjoyed spending Halloween with Franklin County yesterday evening. Let’s gear up for the Seafood Festival now! 🚔 Happy November 1st!

Sheriff Smith would like to thank Governor Scott for keeping the lines of communication open and working closely with Franklin County through this tragedy. We are pleased to inform the residents of Eastpoint who were affected by the fire, that the state of Florida has responded to the situation. 👊 Gov. Scott Announces $2.6 Million to Repair and Replace Homes Impacted by Eastpoint Limerock Wildfire. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will be awarding an additional $2.6 million in funding to assist Floridians impacted by the Limerock Wildfire in Eastpoint with the repairing and rebuilding of their homes in Franklin County. This funding is in addition to the 24 travel trailers that were purchased in July to aid the victims of the fire. Governor Scott said, “My heart goes out to each one of the families affected by this devastating wildfire, and I’m proud DEO is providing $2.6 million in funding to help in their time of need. While we have also made strides to provide temporary housing for these families, now is the time to focus on long-term recovery efforts.” On June 24, the Eastpoint Wildfire damaged or destroyed more than 35 homes in Franklin County. DEO, the administer of the federal Community Development Block Grant program, worked with local government officials in Franklin County to find creative solutions to assist residents in their recovery. DEO utilized funding from this program to increase an existing grant award to Franklin County from $700,000 to a total of $3,330,588 to be used for housing repair, replacement and recovery efforts. DEO Executive Director Cissy Proctor said, “The Eastpoint Wildfire devastated the lives of many families, leaving them without a home or the resources to rebuild. I am proud of our team for finding an innovative solution to help the families of Franklin County recover quickly.” Franklin County Sheriff A.J. Smith said, “This funding is critical to make sure that everyone impacted by the Limerock Wildfire is able to rebuild and recover. I want to thank Governor Scott for his unwavering commitment to our community.” In July, Gov. Scott announced that Florida would provide funding to the Capital Area Community Action Agency to supply 24 surplus travel trailers to aid victims of the Eastpoint Wildfire. The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) coordinated the purchase and delivery of the trailers. DEO and FDEM visited the Franklin County community together to identify resources for short-term and long-term recovery needs.

Sheriff Smith is ready to trick or treat 🎃 with the Franklin County kiddos! The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will be passing out candy at the Carrabelle Firehouse, Taylor’s in Eastpoint and the downtown trunk or treat in Apalachicola. 👻 Get your candy 🍭 game on and have a Happy Halloween! 🚔 See you tonight! Side note: Door to Door is a go as well. Take a drive and check out lights, then head downtown to the businesses. Carrabelle and Eastpoint are still having door to door.

Please be patient while traveling on HWY 98 in Carrabelle. Some of the roads are only one lane due to construction. Thank you.

Due to Hurricane Michael and conflicting schedules, the next concealed weapons class will be November 27th at 8:30. You will need a weapon, 20 rounds of ammunition, ear/eye protection and pay $50 for the class. There will be a form to sign as well, stating that you agree to be prepared for the class. Call Christy Thompson at 323-2178 to sign up for the class. If you’ve previously registered for the October class, you’re automatically in the November 27th class. We have 5 seats left for this class. Location: Training room, 270 SR 65, Eastpoint Thanks!

During Hurricane Michael, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office recovered stolen items from St. George Island. If you’re missing items such as generators, marine tools, power tools or collectible cards from St. George Island, please call Lt. James Hamm at 370-0767. 🚔 You will need to describe the items. Thank you!

Yesterday afternoon, a truck carrying debris from hurricane Micheal cleanup turned over on highway 65. Sgt. Ham and Deputy Carroll assisted with traffic as the Florida Highway Patrol worked the details of the accident. Thankfully, no injuries. 🚔

Thornton Moses was arrested last night for possession of Methamphetamine, after being stopped for a traffic violation. He fled on foot, but was apprehended by Deputy Lockley and Deputy Coleman. Great teamwork guys! 🚔 #WeDontMethAround

The Sheriffs Office has asked these south Florida tee shirt folks to leave. They are on state and county right of way. If you see them elsewhere let us know. I’m sure the proceeds don’t benefit folks in Franklin County.

Many people have asked us about trick or treating this year and what the plans are due to debris. Apalachicola will have a downtown trunk or treat event that all are invited to on Halloween 6-8pm. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will be passing out candy at Taylor’s in Eastpoint, Carrabelle Firehouse and the downtown Apalachicola trunk or treat. 👻🚔🎃 Commissioners or anyone who has information on the event this year for Carrabelle or Eastpoint please comment. Otherwise, we can plan to trick or treat as normal, Halloween is not cancelled in Franklin County. We all need a little candy in our lives! 🍭

Roughly 48 hours from now these boats will be removed by the county and destroyed. If one belongs to you, come get it off of HWY 98 in Eastpoint. They each have been red tagged for removal soon. Keep Franklin County beautiful!🚔

The Franklin County School in Eastpoint has supplies for those who are still needing them. Please go today and get the stuff! Clothing and food items.