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Franklin Police Department
Police Officer

Position Title: Police Officer
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Entry Level

Hiring Agency

Agency: Franklin Police Department
Address: 900 Columbia Ave
City: Franklin
State: TN    Zipcode: 37064
Contact: Lt. Mike Jordan
Phone: 6157942513
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

P.O.S.T. Certified Police Officer & Police Officer Trainee
Testing Dates 12 & 13 July 2021
Patrols an assigned zone in a patrol car, bicycle, or on foot, to observe assigned area for possible criminal activity or other conditions that could endanger public safety; investigates complaints and enforces laws; maintains high visibility.
Responds to requests for assistance by, or complaints from, the public via the dispatcher.
Identifies, investigates, and reports vehicle crashes, dangerous or defective streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, or other hazardous conditions to the appropriate departments or agencies.
Investigates crimes, interviews witnesses, complainants, and victims; gathers physical evidence and preserves such evidence for court use; conducts follow up investigations if necessary.
Apprehends, arrests, and detains criminal suspects and law violators when necessary; follows proper procedures when making arrests to ensure the safety of arresting officers the public, and the suspect.
Enforces all applicable laws of the State of Tennessee and the City of Franklin; notes suspicious persons and establishments and reports to supervisor.
Maintains responsibility for the upkeep of patrol vehicle and any related equipment that is the property of the City of Franklin.
Assumes control at traffic accidents to maintain smooth traffic flow, assists traffic accident victims, and investigates causes of accidents.
Completes paperwork related to policing duties.
Performs other job duties as assigned, including:

Provides backup and security for Fire Department/EMS personnel when needed, keeping bystanders out of danger, safeguarding property, and rendering first aid in emergencies.
Maintains weapons and equipment in functional and presentable conditions.
Attends required periodic training sessions and seminars.
Performs special projects as directed.


The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through attainment of an Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least twenty-one years of age, licensed and qualified to operate a firearm and a valid drivers license.
Applications can ne found on-line at:

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 06/02/2021

Application Period Ends: 06/30/2021

Number Positions to be Filled: 4

Yearly Salary: $44,000.00 to $47,500.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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