MEDIA ADVISORY: Chief to swear-in new Deputy Chief, Greg Policastro; Community, media invited to attend brief ceremony Thursday, August 7

WHO:              Deborah Faulkner, Chief of Police; Greg Policastro, Deputy Chief

WHAT:            Swearing-in ceremony for new Deputy Chief

WHEN:            Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 8:30 am

WHERE:          Community Room, Police Headquarters
Franklin, TN – On Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 8:30 am, Chief Deborah Faulkner will swear Greg Policastro in as the Franklin Police Department’s next Deputy Chief.

Greg Policastro

Deputy Chief Greg Policastro

Policastro, chosen from more than 70 applicants, began his career with the Baltimore Police Department in 1972. Prior to leaving Maryland for Florida, Deputy Chief Policastro served as a homicide detective with the BPD. Serving the Lakeland (Florida) Police Department for nearly 26 years, he retired at the rank of Captain to begin his career as Deputy Chief for the Franklin Police Department.

Greg Policastro holds a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of Baltimore, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Townson University. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officers Course and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police. Policastro is a Certified Public Manager through Florida State University, and a Certified Pension Trustee and former Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Police Officers Retirement System.

Deputy Chief Policastro is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, and Florida Public Pension Trustee Association. He recently served on the Keiser University Criminal Justice Program and the Florida Technical College Academic advisory boards.

“My family and I are excited for the opportunity to become part of the Franklin Community,” said Deputy Chief Policastro. “Cultivating new relationships with residents and business owners, and building a strong rapport with members of the Department are my top priorities. I look forward to becoming an active part of this city.”

Chief Deborah Faulkner said, “Deputy Chief Policastro brings more than 30 years of law enforcement experience to the Franklin Police Department. It is an honor to welcome him to a leadership team committed to our officers and the people that we serve.”

 News organizations wishing to cover this event are asked to confirm their attendance by 4pm Wednesday, 08/06/2014, via e-mail to
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