- Police Department
Divisions and specialized units
The Animal Control officer responds to complaints of animals running loose and picks up vicious, vagrant or unlicensed dogs. They are also responsible for enforcing animal control ordinances, both state and city.
The Canine Unit currently handles canines capable of patrol and narcotics detection. They are trained to locate marijuana, powdered cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamines, and heroin. The canines are utilized to track, search buildings, search for articles and apprehend criminals by biting when the situation is serious enough and no other means of apprehending the suspect are available.
Evidence & Property
The Frankfort Police Department has a sworn officer, who is the Department Evidence and Property Custodian.
Explorer Post 2-911
If you are a college bound student then Exploring is for you! Universities expect to see positive extra-curricular activities and look for involvement with the community.
Support Services includes Crisis Negotiations, deterrence and prevention, apprehension, community, and recovery of stolen property.
The Operations Division is that part of the police department that people are most familiar with. These are the men and women who, dressed in the familiar uniforms of the Frankfort Police Department, are seen driving the marked police cars, answering the first calls for assistance from citizens, and representing the City of Frankfort. The Division also includes our Tactical Response Unit (TRU), Honor Guard, Accident Reconstruction Unit, and our Explorers program.
Central Record's receive, process, store , and maintain police records and prepares whatever reports and summaries deemed necessary by the police administration.
Tactical Response Unit
The Tactical Response Unit was established in 1995 to address concerns for responding to high-risks calls for service.
The Negotiation Unit was formed in 1997 to handle high risk situations such as hostage, barricaded, mentally ill, or suicidal persons. The primary objective in the Unit's deployment is a peaceful resolution of the situation. The Crisis Negotiation Unit is a function of the Operations Division and is under the command of Lieutenant Scott Wilcoxson. The unit members are Lieutenant Joel Dunmire, Detective Ben Hankins, and Detective Artie Stratton. The Negotiation Unit has received extensive training in negotiations from the Institute of Police Training and Management in Jacksonville, Florida. Additional training has been obtained through the Department of Criminal Justice Training, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Counter Force Tactical Training, and the annual Negotiators Conference conducted by the National Tactical Officers Association. M training is conducted using varying techniques and equipment as well as periodic training with the Tactical Response Unit (TRU).