W. Q. "Bill" Overton, Jr. – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for Franklin County Sheriff, Franklin County, Virginia

970 Riverbend DrRocky Mount, VA 24151
(540) 483-5036
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

Profession (professional 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

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Bill is very active in his church, Franklin Heights Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, Va..

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

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