The Franklin Police Department is located in City Hall on the court square in Franklin, GA. It is a modern, well-educated, highly competent department consisting of both sworn and civilian personnel. We value high integrity, the community Policing philosophy and continually strive for excellence in all that we do. In this regard, our primary focus is protecting and serving our citizens with the highest possible levels of commitment, to obligation by all members of the Department. As the City of Franklin continues to grow, the department will progress in order to persistently exceed the needs and expectations of our residents, visitors, and employees. Most importantly, the cornerstone of the Franklin Police Department is to continually deliver service with honesty, integrity, respect, teamwork, professionalism, and loyalty.
Officer Jennifer Nelms of the Franklin Police Department recently graduated from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Regional Academy in Columbus, after completing the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course. This program takes 11 weeks to complete and consists of 408 hours of rigorous training that includes classroom-based lecture and practical skill building sessions. Among the training topics are criminal and traffic law, juvenile law, domestic violence, sexual assault, criminal procedure, vehicle pullovers, burglary investigation, firearms, crime scene processing, and emergency vehicle operation. As mandated by state law, all police officers in Georgia must complete this training in order to earn certification through the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council. The position Officer Nelms filled with the department was vacated in 2013 and is a continuation of the three year federal grant agreement the City of Franklin had received.