The Franklinton Police Department has recently advertised for seven (7) open full-time positions that include positions for Dispatch (1), POST Certified School Resource Officer (1), and Post Certified Patrol Officer (5).
Law Enforcement recruiting and retention is down nationwide and Chief Justin Brown reports that the Franklinton Police Department is especially feeling the effects. Chief Brown stated, “This number accounts for 50% of our patrol division. Our officers, detectives and dispatchers are working a significant amount of overtime just to ensure the shifts are properly filled. Over a sustained period of time, as it has been, this leads to fatigue. Operating in this manner is dangerous in the law enforcement career field.”
Chief Brown added that attempts are being made to assess the current pay structure in an effort to increase recruitment as well as retention.
Anyone with an interest in applying for the positions is asked to contact the Franklinton Police Department.