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 Richard D Vaughn
Officer George Arnold
Lieutenant Vickie Kristiansen
Officer Daniel Riley
Officer Charles Drummond
Officer Brian Crane
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
SUMMARY: On March 28, 2012 at 8:54 p.m., the Franklin Police received a call of an Armed Robbery at the mid-town Dollar General store. When Officers arrived the perpetrator had fled the scene. During the investigation if was learned from employees that a black man entered the store at closing time, wearing a sock hat and brandishing a small caliber revolver, demanding cash from the register. During the incident, another employee was struck over the head with the perpetrators handgun, when he refused to give the perpetrator his wallet. The perpetrator then tried to remove money from the register and a locked safe located in the store, but was unsuccessful. The perpetrator exited the Dollar General Store and upon departure pointed his handgun at a witness in the parking lot before fleeing to the rear of the store. The injured employee was treated and released with minor injuries from the Medical Center at Franklin.
On March 28th, 2012 at 9:14 p.m., it is believed the same perpetrator entered another business in Franklin at 2805 Scottsville Road, which is approximately 4 miles from the Dollar General Store and robbed it also. The night auditor at the Knight's Inn reported that a black man brandishing a small caliber revolver came into the business and demanded that the clerk give him all of the money in the drawer. The clerk grabbed a handful of cash and changed and threw it a the perpetrator. The perpetrator than grabbed an undetermined amount of currency and fled out the door and to the rear of the business. No vehicle was observed during either robbery, but it is believed one is involved. No one was injured in the second robbery. Police, Deputies and Troopers combed the area, but were unable to locate the perpetrator. The investigation continues.
If you have any information concerning these robberies, please contact Franklin Police at (270) 586-7167. Lt. Art McFadden is the lead investigator.
SUMMARY: On 01/22/2012 Kentucky State Police was notified by the Medical Center of Franklin that a shooting victim was seeking medical attention. The victim was Lancelot Dasilva, age 24, of Antioch TN. Allegedly, Dasilva was exiting the Flying Panthers Motorcycle Club with other individuals when he heard two shots from an unknown location in the area. Dasilva arrived at the Medical Center of Franklin approximately two hours after this occurred. Dasilva was transported to the Medical Center of Bowling Green. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening. There are no suspects at this time and the investigation is on going.
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.|