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OUR MISSION STATEMENT
It is the mission of the Franklin Township Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve. To reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with the diverse communities to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.
The Franklin County Sheriffs office will respond to ONLY priority runs when Franklin Township Officers are off. They will respond to injury accidents, robbery in progress, shootings, stabbings, domestics, etc… any other types of call, please wait until your police officers are working.
There will NOT be a dedicated Franklin County Sheriff Office patrol car in our area when your police officers are off. Our area will have a roaming Franklin County Sheriff Office patrol car. This one car roams several townships.
Emergency 911 - Non-Emergency 614-525-3333
You will now be required to complete all reports online when there are no Franklin Township Police on duty.
You will NOT get a Franklin Township Police Officer when only a report is needed.
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False Alarm Notices
Residents and Businesses will now receive a false alarm notice when we are called out to a location for a false alarm. After three false alarm calls charges will follow. You will receive a notice on your door and in the mail.
Businesses are now required to file a yearly Alarm Permit with the township.
Today, blockwatches allow the police and residents to work together to solve issues involving crime and social concerns in your community. Blockwatches are one of the original foundations of community policing and are referred to as the eyes and ears of law enforcement. Members look out for neighbors and their property and report suspicious activities to the police.
Through community mobilization, neighbors, businesses, co-workers and students form an active partnership in the community. Blockwatches allow individuals the opportunity to discover common interests and goals that they share with their neighbors.
Please contact Chief Smith or Melissa Schopp at 614-279-9411
to become a Blockwatch Captain in your neighborhood.