Citizens' Police Academy


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Our Mission

To build community relationships through a course of instruction intended to familiarize residents with the men & women sworn to your service, and the jobs we do to keep your families and our community safe.

Our 8-week Citizens' Police Academy presents an overview of a modern, progressive law enforcement agency striving to serve a dynamic, growing community. Through it, you will gain an appreciation for the complex, challenging issues facing police today, while having the opportunity to present your own concerns and questions regarding the direction of public safety in your City. 

Department employees & guest instructors present each session and interact with participants on a very approachable level. Students network with senior Department staff and members of almost every facet of the FPD. Your participation and interaction are an integral part of helping us all get to know one another better.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Live or work in Franklin
  • No felony convictions
  • No convictions for DUI, possession or sale of any controlled substance, or for any offense involving moral turpitude  
  • Participate in seven of the eight class sessions and graduation

Classes meet for three hours, one evening per week for eight weeks. Each attendee participates in a 4-hour ride along with officers on the street, and a voluntary police firearms range day - that graduates have called "awesome!"

Classes are formed on a first-come, first-served basis and fill up very quickly.

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