Franklin, TN – The City of Franklin and its Police Department confirm that Chief David Rahinsky has tendered his resignation. This afternoon, Chief Rahinsky told City Administrator Eric Stuckey that he was offered, and has accepted, a position as the Chief of Police in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Chief Rahinsky will meet with Mr. Stuckey Monday to confirm when his last day will be with the Franklin Police Department.
“I respect Chief Rahinsky’s decision to pursue a new professional opportunity and wish him the best in this next chapter of his career,” said Eric Stuckey. Tonight, Mr. Stuckey named Deputy Chief Deb Faulkner as his designee who will serve as Franklin’s Interim Chief of Police. “While change invariably occurs in an organization, the Franklin Police Department remains committed to the highest ideals of public service and to excellence in professional law enforcement. I am confident that Deputy Chief Faulkner’s extensive experience, combined with the many talented men and women of the FPD, leaves the Department in very caring, capable hands.”
Deputy Chief Deb Faulkner said, “The City of Grand Rapids is getting an excellent leader, and I certainly extend my best wishes to Chief Rahinsky. In the meantime, Franklin Police Officers and civilian staff will continue to provide professional law enforcement to the citizens of Franklin. While I value the FPD’s past, I look forward to an exciting and challenging future.”