100 S. Court Street
270 - 586 - 7167
270 - 586 - 8824
270 - 586 - 9030
8am - 4pm
The Franklin Police Department is committed to providing law enforcement services that are fair, impartial, and effective. We will be community partners who seek to solve problems after identifying the needs of our citizens and engaging them as our partner. We seek to improve the quality of life and the public safety of our community through all our endeavors. We strive to be caring, accountable and professional where every employee embraces integrity as the cornerstone upon which the public trust is built.
About the City of Franklin Police Department
On behalf of the fine men and women of the Franklin Police Department, we welcome you to the Franklin Police Department website and to our community. The Franklin Police Department personnel are well trained professionals through the Kentucky Department of Justice Training Academy.
Every member of our department is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to our citizens, businesses, and visitors. We strive to be caring, accountable and professional in all that we do. Every employee embraces integrity as the cornerstone of the public trust that we value so much.
I hope that you will take advantage of the many opportunities to be involved in our community and our department. If I, or any member of our staff can be of service, please do not hesitate to contact the Franklin Police Department.
Roger Solomon, Chief of Police
Chain of Command and Staff
Police Chief Roger Solomon
Senior Officer Monta Cherry
Lieutenant Kelly Mayfield
Lieutenant Dale Adams
Officer Michael Miciotto
Captain/Assistant Chief of Police Larry Schultz
Officer Daniel Riley
Officer Charles Drummond
Officer Brian Crane
Officer Richard D Vaughn
Officer George Arnold
Patrolman John D. Thompson
Lieutenant Vickie Kristiansen
Corporal David Hutcheson
Sr. Officer Jayson Paine
Officer Deborah Steele
Detective Michael Jones
School Resource Officer
Officer Chris Jackson
Officer Serhiy Varyvoda
Officer Chad Moody
Frequently Asked Questions
What Should I Say?
- The location of the emergency itself.
- The nature of the emergency.
- Your name and phone number. This is not required, but
- beneficial should additional information be needed later.
- Do not hang up until the operator asks you to do so.
When should I call?
- To report a serious medical problem or injury.
- Should you see fire or smell smoke.
- If you see a crime being committed.
- Or for any other type of emergency/safety issue.
When should I NOT call 911?
- Do not use the 911 telephone number for any type of routine business such as accident reports, theft reports, keys locked in vehicle, animal problems, parking tickets, directory assistance, etc.
- While it is appropriate to call 911 for downed or arcing power lines, DO NOT call 911 for power and water outages, call your utility provider. 911 personnel cannot provide you with outage information (location and duration) and calling 911 ties up emergency phone lines.
- Never call 911 as a prank or a joke. These calls are illegal and more importantly could cost someone else their life. A police officer/sheriff deputy will be dispatched to the location of these calls.
Who should I call in case of a poisoning?
- When accidents happen with chemicals or medicine, call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222. Get help right away from a nurse, pharmacist or otherpoison expert.
- If someone has trouble breathing, call 911.
What is the process for getting my vehicle back?
- Vehicles towed by Franklin Police may have a hold on them. In order to release the hold, you must come to the Franklin Police during regular office hours and be able to prove you have met the requirements of the hold (ex. Proof of insurance, driver’s license, registration receipt.)
The Franklin Police Department is looking for a few good men and women! The City of Franklin is looking to hire as many as four new officers throughout the 2015 calendar year. The Franklin Police Department currently has an open hiring process and is accepting applications until March 23, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Testing for these positions will bengin on April 2, 2015. The minimum qualifications to apply are: 21 years old, honorable discharge if served in military, high school graduate or GED, never convicted of felony or domestic violence. US Citizen and have a valid driver's license. The hiring process consists of the following exams: interviews; physical agility, written, oral interviews, background check, phychological; polygraph, complete physical and drug screening. Successful applicants must pass each phase of the process to be considered for further screening and ultimately getting hired as a Police Officer. Upon being hired the recruit will undergo 22 weeks of training at DOCJT (Police Academy) in Richmond, KY. Upon completion of recruit training, the new officer will undergo 12 weeks of Police training in which a senior officer will monitor/train the new officer. Upon completion of PTO, the new officer will operate as an individual Police unit. The Cit of Franklin is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all interested, qualified individuals to apply. The City of Franklin offers a very competetive compensation package including health and wellness benefits to new employees, and a take home fleet available to officers residing in Simpson County.
On Monday, September 15, 2014, members of the Portland, Tennessee Police Department contacted the Franklin Police Department requesting assistance in apprehending a possible armed and dangerous fugitive from Tennessee. According to Portland police Detectives, Tony Mitchell, age 19 of Portland, Tennessee, was staying at 313 Fairview Avenue in Franklin and was wanted in Tennessee for Aggravated Assault. On August 17, 2014, Mitchell allegedly held his former girlfriend against her will at gun point at the couple's residence in Portland, Tennessee. The affidavit for the warrant out of Tennessee stated that Mitchell grabbed the frightened female by the hair and throat and held a 22 caliber rifle to her head and face. The affidavit stated that the female was finally able to contact her mother to come and get her and Mitchell left the residence. Members of the Franklin Police Department and the Portland Police Department were able to take Mitchell into custody at 313 Fairviw Avenue on Monday, September 15, 2014 without incident after it was confirmed that Mitchell had been entered NCIC. Mitchell was lodged in the Simpson County Jail on a fugitive from justice warrant awaiting the extradition process to be sent back to Tennessee where he will be charged by Tennessee authorities for the aggravated assault.
The Greater Taylor Chapel AME Church in Franklin, KY reported on July 1, 2014 to the Franklin Police Department a case of Theft by Failure to Make Required Dispositon fo Property $10,000 or More. funds in the amount of $31,006.94 through the church were provided to Sandra Elliot for services (Charters by Sandra). These services were never provided and money obtained from the church was not returned. The investigation conducted by the Franklin Police Department determined that Ms. Elliot fabricated stories to the church and the police regarding this matter.
The services were to provide transportation and lodging for a trip to Washington D.C. and New York City. Ms. Elliot informed the victims that the trip was cancelled for reasons that were later determined to be false.
A warrant was issued by Judge Harrison of the 49th Judicial District Court and the warrant was served by the Simpson County Sheriff's Office. The bond was for $10,000 unsecured.
The Franklin Police Department is pleased to announce that Officer Michael Miciotto, U/935, is the 2014 Officer of the Year. Officer Miciotto is awarded this distinguished honor for his strong work ethic, professionalism and outstanding service to the community. Officer Miciotto was selected as the 2014 recipient of Officer of the Year after being nominated by his peers. Officer Miciotto has been a Franklin Police Officer for the last four years and prior to that was a Western Kentucky University Police Officer. Officer Miciotto is a retiree of the US Marine Corps where he retired with the rank of Sergeant Major. Officer Miciotto is dedicated to public service and gives freely of his time as a volunteer with the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.
Congratulations to Officer Michael Miciotto for this much deserved award!
The Franklin Police accepts applications for employment regardless of our hiring status. Any valid applications submitted will be included in the next hiring process if the applicant can be reached via phone. For further questions, Email Detective Mike Jones.
Minimum qualifications to apply:
- Must be at least 21 years old
- Must be a high school graduate or have earned a GED
- Must have an honorable discharge if you have ever served in the Armed Forces
- Can never have been convicted of a felony or domestic violence
- Must be a citizen of the United States
- Have a valid driver’s license
Applications and other employment forms may be downloaded below. All application documents MUST be typed, printed out, signed where indicated, and submitted. Incomplete or hand written application documents will not be accepted. Applications are only available online since they must be typed. If you are unable to access a computer, the Goodnight Library offers computer use for free and a nominal charge to print. Please read the instructions carefully.
- Attesting to Minimum Standards
- Employment Application
- Information Release Authorization
Selection for sworn personnel includes the following:
- Each candidate who meets the minimum requirements must complete the Kentucky Police Officers Professional Standards (POPS) pre-selection physical fitness tests unless already a certified police officer by Kentucky POPS. The Kentucky Law Enforcement Counsel administers the test.
- Each candidate who proceeds to the next step of the process then completes a written examination for the position of Police Officer unless already a Kentucky certified police officer by the Kentucky POPS.
- Each candidate who proceeds to the next step of the process then goes before an oral board composed of Franklin Police Officers.
- Each candidate who proceeds to the next step of the process then undergoes an extensive background investigation.
- Each candidate then meets with a hiring board composed of the Chief of Police, the City Manager, the Personnel Director, and a law enforcement officer from another agency selected by the Chief of Police..
- Upon completion of the selection process, the Chief and the City Manager will recommend to the City Commission those candidates for employment. Final approval for appointment is subject to approval of the Franklin City Commission.
- After being approved by the City Commission , employees are given a conditional employment offer pending completion of a medical examination, psychological examination, polygraph examination, and drug screening. Previously certified employees may not be required to take a polygraph or psychological examination depending on how long ago these tests were performed, at the discretion of the Chief of Police. New employees are then required to take the Franklin Police Department Oath of Office.
- Unless already POPS certified, all newly hired officers shall be required to execute an employment agreement with the City of Franklin requiring the repayment of all training costs, including, but not limited to salary and travel expenses for Basic Training at the Department of Criminal Justice Training, and in house training if employed for less than three years.
- After being employed by the City Commission, employees, not already basic-certified, must complete basic training at Richmond, Kentucky.
- New officers are required to participate in and successfully complete Police Training Officer Program.
- New officers are on probationary status for one year from date of completing Police Training Officer Program. Probationary status may be defined as that period during which one's employment may be sustained or terminated by the City Commission on the recommendation of the Chief of Police. During probation, the continuing selection process shall include, but not be limited to, random drug-screen testing.
|Starting Salary prior to Academy Graduation (non-certified)||$29,140.80/year - ($14.01/hour)|
|Starting Salary after Academy Graduation (certified)||$32,240.00/year - ($15.50/hour - includes KLEFPF)|
|Starting Salary - Certified With 2 or more years experience||$34,320.00/year - ($16.50/hour - includes KLEFPF)|
|1 - 5 Years||$15.50 to $17.50/hour - (includes KLEFPF)|
|6 - 10 Years||$17.51 to $19.50/hour - (includes KLEFPF)|
|11 - 15 Years||$19.51 to $20.50/hour - (includes KLEFPF)|
|16 - 20 Years||$20.51 to $21.50/hour (includes KLEFPF)|
|21+ Years||$21.51/hour - (includes KLEFPF)|
|APO||Add $.50/hour to Officer Salary Note: APO is obtained by completing the Intermediate Certificate from KLEC|
|MPO||Add $.50/hour to Officer Salary Note: MPO is obtained by completing the Advanced Certificate from KLEC|
|Sergeant||Add $1.00/hour to Officer Salary Note: Sergeant is a promotion through the promotions process|
|Lieutenant||Add $2.00/hour to Officer Salary Note: Lieutenant is a promotion through the promotions process|
|Detective||Add $1.00/hour "On-call" incentive|
|Captain - 12 - 15 Years||$48,000/year - (does not include KLEFPF) - Salaried - Exempt Position Note: Captain is a promotion or appointment by the Chief of Police upon approval of the City Manager and City Commission|
|Captain - 16 or More Years||$50,000/year - (does not include KLEFPF) - Salaried - Exempt Position|
|Police Chief||Salary is determined and set by the City Manager and City Commission - Salaried - Exempt Position|
|Additional certifications may be awarded in the future on a one time stipend (Commission approval)|
|Health Insurance||Health insurance available, effective the first of the month following employee's full time hire date. Employee/Spouse, Employee/Child, and Family plans are also available. Flexible Spending Account available.|
|Dental Insurance||City pays 100% of Single Dental Insurance effective the first of the month 90 days following employee's full time hire date.|
|Life Insurance||City provides life insurance to all full time employees in the amount of two times their annual salary at no cost to the employee, beginning 90 days following their full time hire date. This coverage is increased to three times the annual salary of a Police Officer if the death occurs in the line of duty.|
|Vacation||Full time employees accrue paid vacation as follows: Up to one year - One week; One to five years of service - Two weeks; Five to ten years - Three weeks; Ten years or more - Four weeks. Vacation time is accrued, and employees may carry over, from year to year, up to the total amount of vacation time that they can accrue in the then current year, based upon the number of years of service with the City.|
|Medical Leave||Employees receive 8 days of paid medical leave per year with a maximum accrual of 180 days.|
|Personal Leave||3 days of earned personal leave per year. Employees must have 6 months without using sick leave, Jan. 1 - June 30, to accrue one personal day. After one year of not using sick leave, (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31), employee earns an additional two personal days.|
|Family Medical Leave||Up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. Employees must use any available paid medical leave during this time.|
|Funeral Leave||Up to three paid days for immediate family.|
|Social Security||Employee automatically enrolled upon employment. City contribution rate of 7.65% of total salary.|
|State Retirement||Employee must participate after first 90 days of full time employment. Employees become vested in the system after five years of service. Retirement payments are based on total years of service and the date employee began participation.|
|Hazardous Duty||Employee contribution - 8% + 1% retirement insurance. City contribution - 32.95% (2015-2016)|
|Deferred Compensation - 457 Plan||Participation is optional.|
|Uniforms||Provided by City|
|Take Home Units||Available to officers who qualify.|