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
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 Brian Crane
Officer Richard D Vaughn
Officer George Arnold
Lieutenant Vickie Kristiansen
Officer Daniel Riley
Officer Charles Drummond
Sr. Officer Jayson Paine
Lieutenant Deborah Belcher
Detective Michael Jones
Officer Chad Moody
Officer Serhiy Varyvoda
Frequently Asked Questions
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
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.
The Franklin Police Department was dispatched to the 200 block of Walker Street in reference to the robbery of a Pizza delivery driver at around 10:13 p.m. on June 22, 2014. The victim advised that he arrived at a private residence to make a delivery when he was approached by an unknown male who came from around the left side of a residence. The victim advised that the suspect came up behind him and pointed a small revolver (possible a 38 caliber) at him and oredered him onto the ground. The victim advised that once on the ground, he was robbed of a small amount of cash. The victim described the suspect as a black male in his mid to late 20's, approximately 6'1", 160 pounds. The suspect had a white dish towel on his head and a white wash cloth over the handgun, but his face was exposed. Franklin Poiice Detectives are following up on leads. The victim was not injured during the incident. Anyone with information concerning this robbery is encouraged to contact the Franklin Police Department at 270-586-7167.
SUMMARY: On 11/15/2012 at approximately 2PM the Citizens First Bank located at 1200 South Main Street in Franklin KY was robbed. The suspect entered the bank with a black bag, armed with a handgun. The suspect approached the tellers and demanded the money out of their drawers. The suspect placed the money in the black bag and left though the front doors. He fled the scene in a tan Honda with a TN license plate that was parked near the front doors and unoccupied. The suspect abandoned the vehicle in the area, and it was determined that it had previously been reported as stolen.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5'10”, 180 lbs, wearing sunglasses, a dark pullover, black ski mask, blue jeans, and blue tennis shoes, possibly “Tom” shoes. The suspect was wearing a baseball cap that was a dark color on the bill and front part, and white in the back. The hat had a red emblem on it. No one was injured during the robbery.
Lt. Art McFadden is conducting the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Franklin Police at 586-8819, 586-7167 or Crime Stoppers at 270-781-CLUE or 866-842-CLUE.
PREPARED BY: Lt. McFadden APPROVED BY: Major Whiles
LOCATION: Captain D's, 608 South Main Street, Franklin KY 42134
AGENCIES: Franklin Police
OFFICERS: Chief Todd Holder, Lt Art McFadden, Sgt Wayne May, Cpl. Kevin Williams, Officer Monta Cherry
On October 19, 2012 at about 8:10 a.m., an armed robber stole an undetermined amount of money from Captain D's on South Main Street. The suspect apparently waited outside the restaurant for the employees to arrive. The suspect pulled a handgun on the three employees after they arrived and forced them into the restaurant. The suspect had an employee remove the money from a safe and then forced the employees into a freezer. The employees were in the freezer for about ten minutes one of the employees called 9-1-1 on a cell phone. The suspect stole the restaurant manager's 2004 Nissan Xterra sports utility vehicle and fled from the scene. The vehicle was found at about 10:45 this morning parked at Dunn's Bar-B-Que at the intersection of Jefferson Street and John J. Johnson Avenue. The armed robbery suspect is described as a black male with a slim build. He was wearing a dark hoodi under a black windbreaker, a white scarf covering the lower part of his face, and appeared to be late 20's early 30's, approximately 6'1, 180 lbs. No one was injured during the robbery. Lt. Art McFadden is conducting the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Franklin Police at 586-8819, 586-7167 or Crime Stoppers at 270-781-CLUE or 866-842-CLUE.
PREPARED BY: Lt. Art McFadden APPROVED BY: Chief Todd Holder
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)||$33,140.00/year - ($15.93/hour - includes KLEFPF)|
|Starting Salary - Certified With 2 or more years experience||$34,320.00/year - ($16.50/hour - includes KLEFPF)|
|1 - 5 Years||$15.93 to $17.25/hour - (includes KLEFPF)|
|6 - 10 Years||$17.26 to $18.50/hour - (includes KLEFPF)|
|11 - 15 Years||$18.51 to $19.75/hour - (includes KLEFPF)|
|16 - 20 Years||$19.76 to $20.50/hour (includes KLEFPF)|
|21+ Years||$20.51/hour - (includes KLEFPF)|
|APO - Intermediate||Add $.25/hour to Officer Salary Note: APO is obtained by completing the Intermediate Certificate from KLEC|
|MPO - Advanced||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.|
|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 - 31.06% (2016-2017)|
|Deferred Compensation - 457 Plan||Participation is optional.|
|Uniforms||Provided by City|
|Take Home Units||Available to officers who qualify.|