Franklin NC Police Department Divisions

The Chief of Police is the director of the Administration unit of the Franklin Police Department. This unit is responsible for directing all activities of the department. Their primary mission of Administration is to ensure the department accomplishes its mission in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

Franklin North Carolina Police Department

Administrative Services acts as the business office of the Police Department by providing assistance to the public and support services to the Department. Administrative Services is responsible for a number of tasks including: assisting walk-in customers, answering the phone, filing and maintenance of reports, dissemination of reports to the public and other criminal justice agencies. The office of Administrative Services is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM until 5 PM (excluding holidays). Closed Saturday and Sunday.

All crash reports are filed electronically with the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles upon completion. Crash reports may be obtained from the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (click link here for NCDMV website).If you have questions for the NC Division of Motor Vehicles please call (919) 861-3068.

The Franklin Police Department does not fulfill request for crash reports.

Please allow a minimum of three business days from your initial police contact before requesting a copy of an incident report. Reports may be picked up in person at the police department Monday through Friday from 9 AM until 5 PM (excluding holidays). Closed Saturday and Sunday (No Fee Required)

The Franklin Police Department takes in various forms of property throughout the year. The goal of Property and Evidence is to maintain a safe and secure location for all property stored by the department and to maintain a chain of custody for all items of evidence. Property and Evidence utilizes bar coding technology to help ensure accurate storage and retention of all property and evidence. When an item of evidence is no longer needed as evidence it is returned to its owner, destroyed, or disposed of according to the law.

If you would like to pick up property from the Franklin Police Department, you should call first to verify the property is available for release, and to schedule an appointment to pick it up from the Property and Evidence clerk. All property releases will require valid identification and proof of ownership. Firearms will require a background check to ensure compliance with local, state and federal firearms laws.

The Franklin Police Department initiated its Chaplain program in 2010. This program is led by Sergeant Justin Norman and Ordained Chaplain Bonnie Peggs.

The Chaplain program provides professional pastoral services to those in need regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or religion. The purpose of the Chaplain program is to provide department members and their families an outlet during stressful or difficult situations in their professional or personal lives. All Chaplain services offered to department members are voluntary and confidential.

The Investigations unit has two primary responsibilities, investigating time-consuming complex crimes and the collection, analysis and dissemination of criminal intelligence. There is always a Detective on call to investigate serious crimes. Detectives spend a majority of their time following up on leads, interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects, identifying and preserving physical evidence, recovering stolen property, filing charges against criminals who commit crimes within the Town limits of Franklin and preparing case files for court. Detectives work closely with the patrol division and in strong partnerships with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to investigate, interdict, eradicate and enforce narcotics activity, property and all other major crimes.

Juvenile Investigations is a part of Investigations. Juvenile investigators are responsible for investigating all crimes committed against juveniles, including but not limited to child molestation, child abuse, neglect or any other crime in which a child is the victim. Detectives would also investigate any crime where the suspect is a juvenile. Detectives work closely with local youth service agencies, KIDS Place, REACH, schools and School Resource Officers (SRO’s), the Department of Social Services (DSS) and Juvenile Court Counselors to better provide services to juveniles and their families.

Patrol is the largest and most visible unit within the Franklin Police Department. The unit consists of twelve officers equally divided into four shifts. A patrol shift consists of one Sergeant and two officers. Officers assigned to Patrol work twelve hour rotating shifts and provide law enforcement services to the Town of Franklin twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The primary responsibilities of patrol is to exercise the real philosophy of community policing, deter criminal activity, protect life and property, respond to calls for service, investigate traffic accidents, traffic enforcement, drug interdiction and crime prevention.

The Franklin Police Department utilizes its bike patrol during the spring, summer and fall to patrol special events, downtown businesses and parks. Bike patrol allows officers to patrol areas inaccessible by regular patrol vehicles and it provides an excellent opportunity for interaction between citizens and officers.