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franklin nc police chief david adamsMessage 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


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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.


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