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Have you ever wondered how you would react in an emergency situation?

How evidence is collected?

What to do if you are stopped for speeding?

The Franklin Police Department hopes to answer some of those questions that you may have regarding the police department and law enforcement.  The intended result of the academy is to give our residents a better understanding of what we do and how we do it.  We hope to build ongoing working relationships with attendees that extend through the coming years in our mutual fight against crime and disorder.


We believe that the more educated the public is about how the police department operates, the more trustworthy and less feared we become.  The classes offered will cover our basic operations and will be instructed mostly by members of the Franklin Police Department.  Classes are intended to give overviews of the area taught.


Classes will be held once a week on Monday nights from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM for ten weeks.  Classes will be held at the Franklin Police Station, 911 Panther Way.  The first class is Monday, April 3, 2006.  Each attendee will also be given the opportunity to ride with a Franklin Police Officer during his or her tour of duty to experience first hand the duties and responsibilities of the officers.  Ride alongs will last approximately 3-4 hours.


Requirements to attend are:

  • Franklin resident
  • 21 years of age or older
  • No felony arrests
  • No misdemeanor arrests in the past year
  • Subject to a criminal background check


Example Course Curriculum

  • Class 1:  Introduction and Orientation / Department Organization / Station Tour / Hiring Process & Academy / Basic Laws
  • Class 2:  Patrol Overview / Use of Force
  • Class 3:  Patrol Procedures / Traffic Stop Procedures
  • Class 4:  Dispatch & E-911 / Booking Procedures
  • Class 5:  Safety Division / Crime Prevention / Domestic Violence
  • Class 6:  Computer Crimes / Internet Safety
  • Class 7:  Detective Division / Crime Scene & Evidence Collection / Drugs
  • Class 8:  Traffic Accident Investigation & Reconstruction
  • Class 9:  SWAT / Critical Incident Management / K-9 Operations
  • Class 10: OUI Enforcement


If you are interested in attending the citizens police academy, please complete the application and return to:

Sergeant James West or Officer Jason Reilly

Franklin Police Department
911 Panther Way

Franklin, MA 02038
Or fax it to 508-520-7950.


Applications can be downloaded and printed from our website franklinpolice.com or they can be picked up at the front desk of the police station.

Application (WORD DOC)

Release form (PDF File)

Or fax it Attn: Officer James West to 508-520-7950.

E-mail Officer West at or call 508-528-1212 Ext. 589 with any questions.