The Franklin Police Department organized our Law Enforcement Explorer Post in 1997 to give young men and women in our community the opportunity to get personally involved in public service. This program strives to continually improve the relationships between youth, the community, and law enforcement, while acquainting teens with the goals and objectives of the Department. The Explorer Program is geared towards community youth interested in a law enforcement career.
This is Officer Jami Lawlor. She started with the Franklin Police Department
as an Explorer, when she was 16.
What Explorers Do
Explorers meet regularly to receive instruction from experienced Franklin Police Officers. Explorers provide assistance with traffic control and patrolling at special events. They also assist Franklin Police Officers with community relations and crime prevention programs.
What Kind of Instruction Do Explorers Receive?
Explorers learn about topics like patrol operations, law, criminal investigations, traffic control, first aid / CPR, self-defense, firearms safety, and the history of law enforcement.
Resident of Williamson County or the child of a City of Franklin employee
Between 14 and 18 years of age
Maintain a "C" grade or better average in school
Must pass a background investigation