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Biographical Profile for W. Q. "Bill" Overton, Jr.
Previous Candidate for Franklin County Sheriff, Franklin County, Virginia
Party: Independent
Phone: 540-483-5036
Address: 970 Riverbend Dr
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
W. Q. "Bill" Overton, Jr.'s positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Bill's Plan for the Franklin County Sheriff Department

* Sheriff's Advisory Panel
* Cross section of the community
* Opens two-way communication on needs and programs
* Enhances accessibility

* Citizen's Academy
* Education of citizens
* Neighborhood Watch Programs
* Sheriff's Office Volunteers

* Accreditation
* Consistency in law enforcement procedures
* Development of a standard communication for all constituencies

* Multi-Jurisdiction Cooperation
* Active exchange of information
* Combine efforts on cross-county crime prevention and prosecution

* Prevention
* Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention
* Drug Awareness and Prevention
* Regain lost DMV Grant funding

* Protection
* Find resources for extra help during peak periods
* Substation support
* Emergency Medical Dispatch

* Prosecution
* CSI/Forensic application
* Additional training for Sheriff's Office Personnel
* Multi-jurisdiction cooperation
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
On a personal note:
* Bill grew up in Franklin County and has lived here all of his life.
* He played football for Virginia Tech
* Bill has been married to his wife, Nancy, for 30 years.
* They have three children, one son and twin daughters, as well as one grandchild and a second on the way
* Bill is a Christian and an active member of Franklin Heights Baptist Church
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
* Graduate of Internationally Renowned FBI Academy
* Nationally, less than ½ of 1% of all Police Officers attend this 18 week training
* Graduate of the CSI/ Virginia Forensic Science Academy
* National Board of Directors of the Regional Organized Crime Information Center - 6 years
* John Reid School of Interviewing and Interrogation
* Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Bluefield College
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
* 29 years in Law Enforcement
* Franklin County Correction Officer - 2 years
* Franklin County Patrol Deputy - 3 years
* Franklin County Investigator - 5 years
* Franklin County Captain of Field Operations - 17 years
* Roanoke City Patrol Officer/School Resource Officer - 2 years

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
no response
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
no response
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
no response
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Bill is very active in his church, Franklin Heights Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, Va..
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
no response
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