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Sheriff of Franklin County, David L. Bartoni

The mission of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is to work in partnership with our fellow citizens of Franklin County to enhance the quality of life in our community by raising the level of public safety through law enforcement and community service, and to work with other groups and organizations to accomplish these goals. Service will be our commitment and integrity our mandate.

403 East Main Street | Benton, IL 62812

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (618) 438-4841
Fax: (618) 438-0306

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office – Mobile App

In an effort to utilize technology that is available and to keep the public better informed the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new mobile app!

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is very excited to utilize the Franklin County Sheriff’s App to better communicate with the communities that we serve. The app provides an avenue for the Sheriff’s Office to increase transparency by utilizing technology for public awareness and information regarding public safety.

The app was paid for through funds from the jail’s commissary and did not come at a cost to Franklin County taxpayers. The Sheriff’s App is a free download on both iPhone and Android phones. Simply go to your App Store and download Franklin County Illinois Sheriff.

Illinois Sheriff’s Association Scholarship Application

In 1979, the ISA established a scholarship program for college-bound students. Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding scholastic, extra-curricular and character qualifications. Each Illinois county awards at least one $500 scholarship each school year. The scholarship program is open to Illinois students attending an Illinois higher learning institution. College scholarship applications are available beginning in January each year and winners are announced in May.

Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute: (formerly ITI)

Every summer ISA awards scholarships for Illinois students to attend the Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute on Substance Abuse (CGTI). The CGTI is a national, award winning prevention program of the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association. While making friends and having an amazing experience, students develop leadership skills, increase their knowledge and learn to prevent alcohol and drug addictions in their families and communities. To apply for a scholarship to attend this exeptional program, click the CGTI Scholarships link below.

To download a scholarship packet click Illinois Sheriff’s Association.

Sheriff’s Association Scholarship Opportunity

Schedule of Fees

The current list of fees for civil process services can be found in the downloadable PDF below.

Civil Process - Schedule of Fees

Activity Reports – Media Releases & Reports

Click on the downloadable PDF document below to download the report of your choice.

Media Release - Motorcycle MVCArrest Report - 6-27-2022Media Release - 4th of July Sober DrivingArrest Report - 6-13-2022Arrest Report - 6-7-2022Arrest Report - 5-23-2022

Vehicle Accident Reports

Please click on the link below to gain online access to your motor vehicle accident report through LexusNexis.

Jail Facility Visitation Policy

Please contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 618-438-4841 for more information on inmate visitation.

Report A Crime – Suspicious Activity – Call the Tip Line

To access the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line please contact: 618-439-9561 All tips and reports are confidential.