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Pill Drop BoxSafely Dispose of Old Medicine

Our pill drop box is located inside the lobby of the Franklin Police Department to the left, which is accessible during business hours, Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm. You can drop off your expired or unused prescription pills no questions asked. Please only bring in capsule pills and pills in blister packs. You may keep them in original pill bottles or dump all pills into a Ziploc bag to turn in. We DO NOT accept epi-pens, liquids, ointments, and eye drops. You can dispose of needles by asking the attendant for the sharps container. Pills are counted, packaged and taken to be burned at an off-site facility.

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Flag DropProperly Retire the American Flag

Our flag drop box is located outside the Franklin Police Department lobby and is accessible all times.

You can just drive up and drop off all worn American and state flags. When the drop box is full, it will be emptied by the American Legion Post 108.

Post 108 then takes the flags to be properly retired in a retirement ceremony.

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CPS InspectionSOfficial Child Seat Inspection Station

The Franklin Police Department is a permanent checking station backed by the Safe Kids Coalition. You may call to make an appointment and stop by to have your child’s safety seat inspected and installed anytime Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm. The certified technician will explain the best practice for your safety seat(s) like the appropriate seat for your child’s age and weight and the next steps. We have a vast amount of educational materials inside our office available in English and Spanish. We participate in the various county car seat checks performed throughout the year as well. A great website is and it has a list of all the area inspection stations.


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R.A.D. Classes Can You Defend Yourself?

The purpose of R.A.D. self-defense is to raise awareness about violence against women and provide participants with the skills necessary to defend against an assault or attack.
Classes are limited to 20 people. If interested, please call 828-524-2864 so we may put you on the list. If the upcoming class is full, we will schedule more classes and keep the public informed. Be sure to check our website regularly for updates.

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Coffee with a CopGet to Know Us & Voice Concerns

Join the Franklin Chief of Police, David Adams, and officers for a cup of coffee. Events are held at various restaurants and eateries downtown where you can voice concerns, discuss crime prevention, or just get to know the officers in our community.

Details coming soon of the next event.

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Public Safety Day For KidsSaturday, August 19, 2017

The Franklin Police Department is pleased to join with other public safety agencies in Macon County for Public Safety Day. The event will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Gazebo in Downtown Franklin from 10:00am to 1:00pm. We'll be giving away FREE Bike Helmets and you can enjoy a FREE Hotdog Meal.

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