Sheriff of Franklin County, Kyle Bacon
It is the Mission of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to provide quality law enforcement, detention, court security and emergency dispatch services to the citizens and visitors of Franklin County. We are dedicated to conducting ourselves in a manner respectful of the trust that has been placed upon us. We are dedicated to this mission and to the people we serve to ensure that Franklin County is a safe place to live, work and visit.
Our Vision is to work for excellence through education, training and empowering our employees to provide the highest professional services to the citizens of Franklin County.
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff’s Citizens Academy
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce the formation of a Sheriff’s Citizens Academy. This 8 week program is open to any Franklin County resident who wants to learn more about the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and our functions. This interactive, behind the scenes program will be taught by well trained members of the Sheriff’s Office, who will share their unique perspectives and expertise. We have also partnered with the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency, Take Action Today and the Southern IL Drug Task Force to provide additional instruction.
- Week 1: History of the Office of Sheriff / Statutory Requirements
- Week 2: Patrol Functions / K-9 Program / School Resource Deputy
- Week 3: Jail Facility / Corrections / Community Mental Health Liaison by Take Action Today
- Week 4: Investigations / Computer-Forensic Investigations
- Week 5: Communications / 911 Call Center / Southern Illinois Drug Task Force
- Week 6: Franklin County Emergency Management Agency
- Week 7: Franklin County Courthouse Tour
- Week 8: Franklin County Jail Museum Tour / Program Overview
Applications for the Sheriff’s Citizens Academy
Paper applications can be filled out, scanned and e-mailed to [email protected] or dropped off at:
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
403 E. Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812
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.
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office – School Resource Deputy Program
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.
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
Click on the downloadable PDF document below to download the report of your choice.Media Release - Labor Day Enforcement
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.