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    Sheriff Bill Franklin|Jul 1, 2016

    There are a number of times each week that our Deputies are asked about proper procedures regarding evictions and small claim suits. This article will attempt to clarify and simplify the laws concerning “the way to recover monies or property in a small claims suit.” Next months we will address evictions. If a person has reached the age of 19 a “claim” may be held in the Circuit Clerk’s office of the Elmore County Judicial Building located at 8935 U.S. Highway 231 in Wetumpka. If this person is s...

  • Beware of Scams

    Sheriff Bill Franklin|May 1, 2016

    Complaints regarding telephone scams and identity theft have risen exponentially over the past few years. The Sheriff’s Office receives calls from citizens three to four times a week regarding these offenses. The most common complaint the Sheriff’s Office receives is in reference to telephone scams also known as “phishing”. These scams usually involve one or more perpetrators calling a victim and acting as representatives for a major corporation such as a bank or telecommunications company...

  • A message from Sheriff Franklin:

    Sheriff Bill Franklin|Apr 1, 2016

    The Elmore County Sheriff Office strives to do the best job possible and readily recognize the fact that each citizen that provides input and assistance regarding matters relating to our duties only makes our mission more effective. There are a number of links that can be visited here on our website at and, if necessary, call our secret witness hotline at 334-567-5227. Please know that we do appreciate your input and support. Pistol Permit Requirements In order to obtain a...