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Franklin County Kentucky Sheriff Overview

Franklin County is located in the northern part of Kentucky. Founded in 1795, it was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, an American inventor and statesman. The county seat is Frankfort which is also the state’s capital. The zip codes in Franklin County are 40601 and 40602.

The chief law enforcement officer in Franklin County is Sheriff Pat Melton. The Chief Deputy of the Sheriff’s Office is Alvin Cummins. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s Office, reporting directly to Sheriff Melton. You can reach the Sheriff and the Chief Deputy at 502-875-8740. The Jailer of the Franklin County Regional Jail is Rick Rogers. You can reach him at 502-209-8529.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office:

Address: Franklin County Public Safety Complex, 974 River Bend Road, Frankfort, KY  40601

Phone: (502) 875-8740

Fax: (502) 875-8738

Inmate Search in Franklin County Jail

You can locate an inmate currently incarcerated in the Franklin County Regional Jail through their online database. You can opt to search for an inmate using his first name, last name, or alias. An inmate’s record contains his full name, address, age, physical description, booking photo, inmate classification, arrest date, arresting agency, charges, and scheduled release date.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

All visits must be scheduled. Families can call from Monday – Thursday between the hours of 08:00 am and 4:00 pm and on Friday until noon, except on holidays.

General population inmates may have two (2) thirty (30) minute visits per week. Only (two) 2 adults and (three) 3 children per visit are allowed. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Visitors will be asked to show a valid photo ID before entering the visitation area.

General population visiting days are as follows:

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 09:00am -10:30am and 12:30 pm-3:00 pm

Sundays at 09:00 am-11:00 am and 1:30 pm-2:30 pm

*If visitors arrive later than 15 minutes of their appointed time, they will not be allowed the remainder of the visit.

Dorm inmates can have two(2)  thirty (30)  minute visits per week.

Visits days are as follows:

Mondays 3:15 and 4:00 pm

Wednesdays 3:30 and 4:15 pm.

Saturdays 9:00am, 10:00am, 1:00pm and 2:00 pm.

*If the visitors are late they will not be allowed to visit. they must be on time.

All mail sent to inmates in the Franklin County Regional Jail must be sent via the US Postal Service. Other than written correspondence, only US Postal money orders and photos approved by the jail staff shall be accepted and delivered. Any mail that has tape, glue, glitter, lipstick, perfume, and marks made by felt tip pens, markers, crayons, or colored pencils will be returned to the sender. Also, only photos no larger than 4 “x6” shall be allowed with a maximum of 5 photos per inmate. Polaroid photos are prohibited.

All incoming inmate mail must be addressed as follows:

Inmate’s Name

Franklin County Regional Jail

P.O. Box 4068

Frankfort, Ky. 40604-4068

To deposit funds into an inmate’s account, you can drop off or mail US Postal Money Orders made payable to FCRJ with the inmate’s name on the memo line. Money orders will only be accepted Monday through Friday between 0800am and 4:30pm.

Depositing funds can also be done using the ATM machine in the lobby or by visiting

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Sex offenders are required by law to notify law enforcement of any changes in their information and have it registered in the national and state sex offender databases. A sex offender is defined as an individual who has been convicted of an illegal act involving sexual misconduct against another person with the use of force, manipulation, or threats. Some examples of these offenses are as rape, sexual assault, and child pornography. Residents of Kentucky can check for sex offenders in their area by visiting this website.

Bear in mind that not all sex offenders register their information. You may get search results that only show last known addresses of some sex offenders. Some of the information may also be incomplete such as a listing of the block where the offender’s house is located but not the exact address.  

Bail and Bondsman

Once a person is charged with a crime, he may be allowed to post bail. This means that he can wait for his trial in the comfort of his own home with the understanding that he will show up at all his scheduled court appearances. For certain crimes, the court will require the accused to pledge money or property as an added guarantee that the defendant will show up as required. If he doesn’t, he loses the money or property that he lodged with the court.

An accused may not be able to come up with the money to post bail In such a case, a bondsman can be hired to help. For a fee that is normally around 10% of the bail amount, the bondsman can act as a surety. This means that he will be the one who will pay the court the entire bail amount if the accused does not keep his word. The fee is nonrefundable no matter what the outcome of the case may be.

In Kentucky, commercial bail bonding is illegal. Ky. Stat. § 431.510 (outlawing commercial bail bond industry); see Stephens v. Bonding Assoc. of Kentucky, 538 S.W.2d 580 (Ky 1976) (upholding statute). A bonds agent cannot arrest a fugitive who has fled to Kentucky without acquiring a warrant first. Ky. Rev. Stat. § 440.270.

Franklin County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office:Franklin County Probation Department
Location:2439 Lawrenceburg Road, Frankfort, Kentucky, 40601
Franklin County Regional Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined298
Avg Daily Population295
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll47
Full time total employees48
Total salaries and wages1869150
Other operating expenditures1258855
Total construction costs104579
Equipment, furnishings, etc67000
Year of original construction1987
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Franklin County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201624,023
Number Employed Annual Average, 201623,057
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016966
Unemployment Rate, 20164.0
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201550,471
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Franklin County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20146,685
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201513.7
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)
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Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at 3:32pm
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We were notified today that residents are starting to get calls again from a group claiming they are with the National Police Fund and asking for money. One resident asked some specific questions they should...
Friday, May 17th, 2019 at 11:35am
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Sunday, May 12th, 2019 at 9:59am
The Franklin County Sheriffs Office wants to take a moment and wish all the mothers out there very Happy Mothers Day!! Thanks for all you do!!
Saturday, May 11th, 2019 at 10:53pm
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Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 6:00pm
On May 8th, 2019, Franklin County Deputies assisted the United States Marshal Service in the apprehension of a wanted suspect from Michigan.

Marshals and Deputies were able to arrest Martez Deneal Ford for an...
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 12:51pm
Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies are trying to identify two persons of interest in a recent theft case here in Franklin County. If you know the identity of either individual please call or text us at 502-320-3306.
Sunday, May 5th, 2019 at 2:52pm
Let’s work together and find this lost dogs family. Please share and contact us if you have information.
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Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 8:05pm
Sheriff Chris Quire and Major Travis Ellis met with members of the VFW 9235 located on East Main Street. Sheriff Quire and Major Ellis spoke at length with Eric Miles, Tommy Haynes, and Mr. Ed Powe on ways to...
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 7:08pm
Social media tip led to arrest in 'smash and grab' car burglaries - The State Journal
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 at 5:06pm
April 23, 2019 Deputies took several reports of thefts from vehicles in the Duncan Road, Corporate Drive area of Franklin County. The suspect used a blunt object to bust windows out of all the vehicles and steal...
Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at 2:14pm
In the early hours of April 13, 2019 the person in this video allegedly stole several items from a vehicle in the Bentwoods Neighborhood, located off 127 South. One of the items stolen from this vehicle was a...
Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at 9:57pm
If anyone knows Ricky Smothers, his wallet was found at a restaurant in downtown Frankfort on St Clair. Please have him contact our office.
Thank you!
Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 11:03am
We need your help identifying the woman in these photos. If you know her identity, please contact Deputy Ray @ 502-875-8583 or send a private message to this page. Thank you!
Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 11:29pm
Captain Shane Weber received the 2019 Legendary Partners Award from the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Kentucky. Captain Weber was instrumental in setting up a satellite office so child abuse victims could be...
Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 5:51pm
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous phone calls from individuals stating Deputy Drew Payne from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is
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Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 10:01pm
Please help us identify the man in these photos. If you know his name or whereabouts, please send the information to our anonymous text-a-tip line 502-320-3306 or send a private message to this page.

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