100 S. Court Street
Franklin, KY
42134
270 - 586 - 7167
info@franklinpolice.net

24-Hour Dispatch
270 - 586 - 8819

Fax
270 - 586 - 9030

Office Hours
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.

 

Sincerely,

Horace Johnson, Chief of Police

Chain of Command and Staff

Police Chief Horace Johnson
Field Operations
Captain Roger Solomon
D Squad
270-482-5772
Investigations
Captain Art McFadden
Administration
270-482-5763
Senior Officer Monta Cherry
A Squad
270-482-5774
Corporal Kelly Mayfield
A Squad
270-482-5779
Cpl. Dale Adams
A Squad
270-482-5769
Officer Michael Miciotto
B Squad
270-482-5780
Officer Larry Schultz
B Squad
270-482-5783
Sergeant Kevin Williams
B Squad
270-482-5773
Corporal David Hutcheson
B Squad
270-482-5776
Sr. Officer Jayson Paine
A Squad
270-482-5782
Officer Deborah Steele
C Squad
270-482-5784
Detective Michael Jones
D Squad
270-482-5764
School Resource Officer
Officer Chris Jackson
D Squad
270-482-5776
Records
Sonya Freeman
270-482-5761
Chaplain
Dale Reeve
D Squad
Officer Justin Casada
Patrolman
270-482-5775
Officer Serhiy Varyvoda
Patrolman
270-482-5785
Officer Chad Moody
Patrolman
270-482-5781

Frequently Asked Questions

Calling 911

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.

Poison Control

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.

Impounded Vehicles

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.)

 

Press Releases

DATE: Monday, September 15, 2014
LOCATION: 313 Fairview Avenue
AGENCIES: Franklin Police Department, Portland Tennessee Police Department
OFFICERS: Captain Art McFadden, Detective Mike Jones, Detective Larry Schultz & Officer Jayson Paine
ARRESTED: Tony Mitchell
ADDRESS: 313 Fairview Avenue Franklin, KY 42134
AGE: 19
CHARGES: Fugitive from another State
ARRESTING OFFICER: Captain Art McFadden

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.

DATE: Thursday, September 11, 2014
LOCATION: Greater Taylor Chapel AME Church 605 Todd Street, Franklin, KY 42134
AGENCIES: Franklin Police Department
OFFICERS: Captain Art McFadden
ARRESTED: Sandra Elliot
ADDRESS: 407 Newberry Ct. Hendersonville, TN 37072
AGE: 50
CHARGES: Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property $10,000 or more
ARRESTING OFFICER: Deputy Matt Freemen, Simpson County Sheriff's Office

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.

DATE: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
LOCATION: 100 South Court Street
AGENCIES: Franklin Police Department
OFFICERS: Officer Michael Miciotto

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!

DATE: Friday, August 29, 2014
LOCATION: Walmart (1550 Nashville Road)
AGENCIES: Franklin Police Department
OFFICERS: Officer Chad Moody and Officer Mike Miciotto
ARRESTED: (1) Timothy L. Youngblood and (2) Shawn M. Snay-Youngblood
ADDRESS: 306 East Cedar Street, Apt. C
AGE: 43
CHARGES: (1) Shoplifting over $500 (Under $10,000) & (2) Receiving Stolen Property under $10,000
ARRESTING OFFICER: Officer Chad Moody

On August 29, 2014 Franklin Police Received a complaint from Walmart that an employee of the business allegedly stole a large amount of merchandise.  Walmart advised Franklin Police that employee Timothy L. Youngblood age 43 allegedly took approximately $5,000 worth of store merchandise over a span of a few months while working in the sporting goods department of Walmart.  Officers Moody and Miciotto investigated the case where they viewed store surveillance video, conducted interviews and were able to recover a large amount of stolen property.  Investigating officers recovered approximately $1,068 worth of Walmart's property from Youngblood's residence following a consent to search.  Among the items recovered were sporting good items, tents, appliances, cookware, gourmet coffee and high end coffee brewers.  Timothy Youngblood was arrested on felony theft charges and his wife Shawn M. Snay-Youngblood was arrested for knowlingly receiving stolen property under $10,000.  Th

The investigation is ongoing with possible additional charges forthcoming.

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Yearly Reports

Compiled by Lieutenant Art McFadden and Sonya
Freeman, Records Division.

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Employment

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 Captain Art McFadden

Minimum qualifications to apply:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be a high school graduate or have earned a GED
  • Must be willing to live within 30 minutes of Franklin
  • 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

Application Process

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.

Selection

Selection for sworn personnel includes the following:

  1. 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.

    Click here for a detailed description of the PT training standards.

  2. 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.  Written examinations are valid for up to one year and the candidates can use the results in future hiring processes.
  3. Each candidate who proceeds to the next step of the process then goes before an oral board composed of Franklin Police Officers.
  4. Each candidate who proceeds to the next step of the process then undergoes a background investigation.
  5. Each candidate then meets with a hiring board composed of the Chief of Police, the Assistant Chief of Police and appropriate designees.
  6. Upon completion of the selection process, the Chief will recommend to the City Manager those candidates for employment.  Final approval for appointment is subject to approval of the Board of Commissioners.
  7. After being approved by the City Commissioners, 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.
  8. 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.
  9. After being employed by the City Commissioners, employees, not already basic-certified, must complete basic training at Richmond, Kentucky.
  10. New officers are required to participate in and successfully complete field training.
  11. New officers are on probationary status for one year from date of completing field training.  Probationary status may be defined as that period during which one's employment may be sustained or terminated by the City Manager 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.

Benefits

Annual Salary prior to Academy Graduation $29,140.80
Annual Salary after Academy Certification including KLEFPF Pay $32,240.00
Health Insurance Health insurance available, effective the first of the month following employees 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 ninety days following hire date.
Life Insurance Employees receive two times their annual salary in life insurance coverage, beginning ninety days following their full time hire date.
Vacation Employee receives 1 week of vacation for up to one year of service. Between one and five years, the employee receives 2 weeks of vacation. Between five and ten years, the employee receives 3 weeks. After ten years of service, the employee receives four. Vacation time is accrued, and employee 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 8 days of paid medical leave per year, with a maximum accrual of 180 days. Accumulated leave is forfeited upon severance of City employment.
Personal Leave 3 days of earned personal leave per year. Employee must have 6 months without 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 twelve weeks, uncompensated.
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 service. Employee becomes vested in the system after five years of service. Retirement payments are based on total years of service and highest five year salary.
Hazardous duty (Fire & Police) City contributes 34.31% - Employee, 8% + 1% retirement insurance
Deferred Compensation Optional.
Uniforms Provided by City.
Take Home Units Available to those officers who qualify.