100 S. Court Street
270 - 586 - 7167
270 - 586 - 8824
270 - 586 - 9030
8am - 4pm
The Franklin Police Department is an Accredited Agency that 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
Officer Clayton Montgomery
Officer Jenna Trodglen
Detective Canaan Scott
Officer Timothy Summers
Officer Jacoby Scharklet
Officer Brian Wise
Officer Monta Cherry
Detective Seth Stewart
K-9 Officer Adam Bennett
Officer Tyler Anderson
Detective Tim Burnett
Officer Michael Carder
Detective Travis Frank
Officer Craig Hansen
Officer Troy Lamastus
Officer Michael Jones
Records Clerk Sonya Freeman
Officer Serhiy Varyvoda
Frequently Asked Questions
FPD Safety Tips
If you are concerned about your personal safety, the safety of your family or your belongings, here are some tips to help you reduce the chances of victimization.
- Trim shrubbery so it does not block windows or doors and insure that your home has adequate lighting after dark.
- Leave a spare key with a neighbor or relative instead of keeping it outside. If you choose to place a key outside, insure that it is not kept in an obvious place, such as under a nearby flower pot.
- Use timers on lights, radios, and television sets to give the impression that someone is home when the house is unoccupied. Timers with a built-in random time function to vary the time that lights, etc. are turned on are the best for accomplishing this task.
- Change all of the old locks immediately after moving into a new home to eliminate the possibility of someone using any old keys that have been lost.
- Insure that all ground-floor windows and doors have secure dead-bolt locks.
- Before leaving home, insure that your garage door is completely closed. If an interior door connects the garage to your home, insure that the door is also locked.
- Keep upstairs windows locked if someone could climb a nearby tree to gain access to a second-floor window. An alternative solution is to prune any large trees to keep limbs away from the house.
- Empty boxes from newly purchased electronic equipment are inviting signs to opportunistic thieves when left outside.
- Local community watch programs help to reduce your chances of being victimized. The Franklin Police Department can provide information on how to establish a community watch program. If your community already has an established program, active participation will help the entire community.
ON THE ROAD
If your car breaks down:
- Pull to the side of the road and turn on your hazard lights.
- Keep a white cloth in your trunk to hang out of the driver's window; this symbolizes that your vehicle is disabled and that you need help.
- Remain in the vehicle with the windows closed and the doors locked.
- If someone other than a law enforcement officer stops to offer assistance, crack the window and ask them to call the police for you. If you feel threatened, blow the horn non-stop to alert passersby.
IN PARKING LOTS
- Park in highly visible lots where there is a lot of activity.
- Pick a well-lighted area to leave your vehicle.
- Always lock your doors - even if you are only going to be gone a few minutes.
- Don't leave anything visible inside your vehicle - even something as simple as spare change.
- If you think that someone is following you, don't stop at your car. Keep walking and try to find help.
- Before you open your door, inspect the back seat of your vehicle to ensure that nobody is hiding inside.
AT THE ATM
- Choose an ATM that is in a well-lighted area.
- If you need to use an ATM after dark, ask a friend to accompany you.
- Don't initiate a transactionif there is anyone around that you find suspicious.
- Put away your cash, card, and receipt before leaving the ATM machine.
- If you are going to be away for an extended period of time, copnsider hiring a "house sitter".
- Do not publicize the fact that you are going on vacation.
- Put lights and a radio on timers.
- Keep shrubbery from blocking the view of doors and windows.
- Burn an outside light all night, not just when you go away.
- Lock garbage cans in a storage room, or have someone share their garbage with you while you are gone.
- Leave window coverings as the normally would be.
- DO NOT stop deliveries? Have a neighbor pick them up for you, as well as circularsthat accumulate by the front door.
- Make arrangements to have your lawn cut while you are away.
- Turn your telephone ringer down to low or turn on the answering machine if you have a land line.
- Lock all doors (including garage doors), windows and screens before leaving.
- Store items such as lawn furniture, garden tools and hanging baskets in a secure area of your residence.
- Ask neighbors to look out for your residence while you are away. Tell them which lights will be left on.
- Consider asking a neighbor to park a vehicle in your driveway during your absence.
- Leave a phone number with a neighbor where you can be contacted in case of an emergency.
- Call the Franklin Polcie Department 270-586-7167 or the KSP Dispatch Center at 270-586-8824 and request extra patrol during the time you are away.
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.)
- How do I obtain a copy of my accident report?
For a copy of an accident report, please contact our office at 270-586-7167, or come by the Police Department at 100 South Court Street between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also go online to BUYCRASH.com
If my keys are locked in my vehicle, can the Franklin Police open my vehicle for me?
Yes, however, the Franklin Police Department will need you to sign a liability release form. If the officer is unable to unlock the vehicle, they will assist you in obtaining the service necessary, such as certified locksmith, to unlock your vehicle.
How do I have my car seat installed/inspected?
Parents should always follow the car seat manufacturer's instructions and vehicle owner's manual on how to properly install child safety seats. Franklin Police Department has two officers who are trained techinicians available for residents of the City of Franklin. The technicians will inspect the car seat and assist you with the installation to help ensure they are installed properly. To schedule a car safety seat installation, call the Franklin Police Department at 270-586-7167 to set up an appointment.
RECORDS AND REPORTS
Sonya Freeman, Records Clerk
Front lobby of the Franklin Police Department
100 South Court Street
Franklin, KY 42134
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Closed weekends and holidays)
REQUESTING A REPORT:
Due to matters of confidentiality, matters that are private or sensitive in nature may not be available to all parties. For clarification contact the records section at 270-586-7167. However, victims of crime or those involved in a collision (including vehicle insurer) may follow these procedures for obtaining copies of a report.
COMPLAINT AND OFFENSE REPORTS:
Reports on open cases for crime, violations, incidents, etc., please provide the following:
- The case number (if provided by the police officer)
- Name of the complainant
- Information about type of offense (such as what was stolen, where it was stolen from)
- Date and location of offense
- Complainant's name and address
Please provide the following:
- The case number
- Name of Driver/Owner
- Location of Collision
- Date of Collision
OPEN RECORDS REQUEST:
Cathy Dillard, City Clerk
Franklin City Hall
117 West Cedar Street
Franklin, KY 42134
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Closed weekends and holidays)
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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 Canaan Scott.
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.
- Form A - 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)||$33,446.40/year - ($16.08/hour)|
|Starting Salary after Academy Graduation (certified)||$37,440.00/year - ($18.00/hour - includes KLEFPF)|
|Years of Experience|
|1||$18.50/hour - (includes KLEFPF) Ineligible for promotion|
|2||$19.00/hour - (includes KLEFPF) Ineligible for promotion|
|3||$19.50/hour - (includes KLEFPF) Ineligible for promotion|
|4 - 5||$20.00/hour (includes KLEFPF) Eligible for promotion to Lieutenant - $25.00/hour|
|6||$21.00+/hour - (includes KLEFPF) Eligible for promotion to Lieutenant - $25.00/hour|
|7||$21.00/hour - (includes KLEFPF) Eligible for promotion to Lieutenant - $25.00/hour or Captain - $27.00|
|8 - 9||$21.50/hour - (includes KLEFPF) Eligible for promotion to Lieutenant - $25.00 or Captain - $27.00|
|10 - 11||$22.00/hour - (includes KLEFPF) Eligible for promotion to Lieutenant - $25.00/hour or Captain - $27.00/hour|
|12 - 13||$22.50/hour - (includes KLEFPF) Eligible for promotion to Lieutenant - $25.00/hour or Captain - $27.00/hour or Major - $30.00/hour (Salary)|
|14 - 15||$23.00/hour - (includes KLEFPF) Eligible for promotion to Lieutenant - $25.00/hour or Captain - $27.00/hour or Major - $30.00/hour (Salary)|
|16 - 17||$23.50/hour - (includes KLEFPF) Eligible for promotion to Lieutenant - $25.00/hour or Captain - $27.00/hour or Major - $30.00/hour (Salary)|
|18 - 19||$24.00/hour (includes KLEFPF) Eligible for promotion to Lieutenant - $25.00/hour or Captain - $27.00/hour or Major - $30.00/hour (Salary)|
|20 - 25||$24.50/hour - (includes KLEFPF) Eligible for promotion to Lieutenant - $25.00/hour or Captain - $27.00/hour or Major - $30.00/hour (Salary)|
|Additional certifications may be awarded in the future on a per hour stipend (Commission approval)|
|Int. Officer Certification||$.25/hour|
|Adv. Officer Certification||$.50/hour|
|Detective - On Call||$1.00/hour|
|LE Sup. Certificate||$.75/hour|
|LE Man. Certificate||$1.00/hour|
|LE Exec. Certificate||$1.50/hour|
|Police Chief||Salary is determined and set by the City Manager and City Commission - Salaried - Exempt Position|
|Health Insurance||Health insurance is available, effective the first of the month following employee's full time hire date. Employee/Spouse, Employee/Child, and Family plans are also available.|
|Dental Insurance||City pays 100% of employee only dental insurance effective the first of the month following employee's full time hire date. Employee/Spouse, Employee/Child, and Family plans are also available.|
|Life Insurance||City provides life insurance coverage to all full time employees in the amount of two times their annual salary at no cost to the employee, beginning the first of the month following employee's full time hire date. This coverage is increased to three times the annual salary of a Police Officer inf 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 of service - 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 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, January 1 - June 30 to accrue one personal day. After one year of not using sick leave, (January 1 - December 31) employee earns an additional two personal days.|
|Family Medical Leave||Up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. Employees must use any available paid leave during this time|
|Funeral Leave||Up to three paid days for immediate family.|
|Social Security||Employee automatically enrolled upon employment.|
|State Retirement||Employee must participate after the 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 - Amount changes annually on July 1.|
|Deferred Compensation Plan - 457 Plan||Participation is optional.|
|Uniforms||Provided by City.|
|Take Home Units||Available to officers who qualify.|