WELCOME TO THE FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA
Message from Chief David Adams
As the Chief of Police, I will use my training, experience and education to the fullest potential for the citizens of Franklin. My philosophy behind this statement is “Excellence through Public Service”. My entire law enforcement career has been established under the Community Oriented Policing Model; which I believe is an integral part of an effective law enforcement administrator.
My desire is for the community, superiors and co-workers to identify me as a hard working person that can be counted on. I will continue my pursuit of professionalism, ethical behavior and public service. I will lead by example, always available to the employees and public I serve. I feel that anything less will be unacceptable.
Franklin is a wonderful community. I want to maintain your quality of life and ensure that your businesses, homes and personal safety are protected. I will work diligently to make sure that our agency will be accountable, accessible and responsive to your needs and concerns. I have an open door policy and I welcome your ideas and feedback as we strive to build a stronger and safer community.
“If there were nothing wrong in the world-there wouldn’t be anything for us to do”
-George Bernard Shaw
Franklin Police Department Mission Statement
Our mission at the Franklin Police Department is to provide professional and efficient police services that will enhance the quality of everyday life. We strive to stay connected with the public by being involved in community policing activities. We will hold ourselves to high ethical standards and integrity to maintain public confidence and trust.
WINTER WEATHER DRIVING TIPS
- Clean off your vehicle. Before you leave your driveway or your parking spot, make sure the headlights and taillights are brushed off. Also remove snow from the hood and roof.
- Warming up. Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.
- Defrost. Make sure your windshield is defrosted before you start to drive.
- Slow down. The speed limits are set up for ideal driving conditions during the day. Reduce your speed and slow down for road conditions.
- Back off. Increase your following distance between your vehicle and vehicle in front of you.
- Leave early. If you have to travel, wake up earlier and give yourself more time to get to where you are going. That way you don't become an aggressive driver.
- Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice or sand.)
- Check your vehicle. Check the condition of your tires, antifreeze levels and wiper blades and make sure you have windshield washer fluid. Never mix radial tires with other tire types. Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up during extreme cold.
- Be alert. Be aware that bridges freeze before roadways. Be aware of your surroundings.
- Pack a safety kit. In the event of an emergency, a safety kit in your vehicle can be beneficial. A safety kit should contain flares, blankets, heavy winter coats and a flash light.
- Move over. In the event of an accident in the passing lane on the highway, move your vehicle to the side of the road or exit the highway, if possible.
- Call 911. If you are involved in accident or emergency situation, get to safe location and call 911.
- Use your seat belt every time you get into your vehicle.