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Nearly Half Of FTPD 2021 Internal Affairs Complaints Sustained

Nearly Half Of FTPD 2021 Internal Affairs Complaints Sustained

Slightly less than half of all Franklin Township Police Department internal affairs investigations opened in 2021 were sustained, with 40 percent of officers who were found to have violated policy or regulations issued a written reprimand or warning, according to statistics released by the state Attorney General’s Office. In total, 44 percent of the complaints […]

More Than 300 Cops Leave Franklin For Police Unity Challenge Tour To Washington, D.C.

More Than 300 Cops Leave Franklin For Police Unity Challenge Tour To Washington, D.C.

More than 300 police officers from around the country and the world – including three from Franklin – embarked from in front of the Public Safety Building early in the morning of May 10 for the 13th annual Police Unity Tour to Washington, D.C. The cyclists will join officers from throughout the country at the […]

FTPD Youth Police Academy Now Accepting Applications

FTPD Youth Police Academy Now Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the Franklin Township Police’s Youth Police Academy, to be held from July 14-22, 2022. The program is open to students in 8th to 12 grades. The application deadline is June 1. The academy will be held daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is open to 30 students. […]

Public Safety Director: FTPD Won’t Be Harsh On Officers Toking Legal Weed On Their Own Time

Public Safety Director: FTPD Won’t Be Harsh On Officers Toking  Legal Weed On Their Own Time

Franklin Township will apparently not follow the lead of at least one other New Jersey town when it comes to police officers partaking of legal marijuana during their off-duty hours. While she didn’t come right out and say it, Public Safety Director Quovella Maeweather strongly hinted in an emailed statement on April 20 that FTPD […]

FTPD Body Cams Set To Hit The Streets On February 1

FTPD Body Cams Set To Hit The Streets On February 1

The Franklin Township Police Department’s more than 65 uniformed officers are among those scheduled to add body-worn cameras to their equipment list around February 1, a police department spokesman said. The cameras became mandatory thanks to a 2020 law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy. Their use, and the storage and maintenance of videos recorded with […]