Today, at Police Headquarters, Chief Deborah Faulkner swore in two police trainees as the Department’s newest Police Officers. Clinton Buchanan, a former Memphis Police Officer, and Robert Dilworth, a former Brentwood Police Officer were commissioned at a ceremony attended by fellow officers and City Administrator Eric Stuckey.
“We give you these badges, and expect that you will wear them with the honor they deserve,” said Chief Faulkner. “As you continue your training and service to this Department and our community, do it with pride.”
Officers Buchanan and Dilworth move to the field evaluation portion of their training tomorrow, where Master Patrol Officers will closely monitor and evaluate their work on the street for the next 15 weeks.
Eight remaining police trainees will be sworn in to begin their field training after the completion of their required certification at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy.
Franklin Police Officers are required to complete 33 weeks of training before they are released for solo patrol.