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FrankTalks Lecture with Franklin Police Chief

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FrankTalks Lecture with Franklin Police Chief

City of Franklin Police Chief Deb Faulkner will be the speaker for Franklin Tomorrow’s Monday, June 13, FrankTalks lecture, presented by Vanderbilt University’s Office of Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations.

Chief Faulkner leads the 160 men and women who make up the Franklin Police Department. These dedicated officers and civilian staff serve our customers with a professional, progressive, and responsive approach to modern-day policing.

Her topic June 13 will be, “Frank Talk From the Police Chief: 21st Century Policing in Historic Franklin.” The event is free, but to RSVP, visit

The event will begin at 9 a.m. in Townsend Hall at the Westhaven Residents’ Club, 401 Cheltenham Ave. with a 30-minute coffee social and then the program at 9:30 a.m.

FrankTalks is a monthly community conversation series that provides an opportunity for Franklin residents to learn, engage, and discuss topics that help shape our community. The series fits with the Franklin Tomorrow’s goal to engage the community on important topics in our community and inspire discussion which foster collaboration.

FrankTalks is presented by Franklin Tomorrow in partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Office of Community, Neighborhood & Government Relations.

Prior to joining the Franklin Police Department in 2014, Chief Faulkner was Tennessee’s first Inspector General. A retired Metropolitan Nashville Police Officer, Faulkner came up through the ranks, serving in Metro’s Patrol Division and various other assignments before retiring from the Nashville Police Department at the rank of Deputy Chief. She has her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Memphis; her master’s in Criminal Justice from Middle Tennessee State University; and, her doctorate in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University.

Chief Faulkner is the past President for the Fifty Forward Board, YWCA, and the Susan G. Komen Nashville Affiliate. She has also served on the boards of the Girl Scouts, Goodwill, Catholic Charities, CABLE, and Building Lives of Vets. Chief Faulkner is a recipient of the Athena Award, and was also inducted into the Academy for Women of Achievement. She received the Girl Scout’s Volunteer Award, CABLE’s Spirit of Leadership Award, the Molly Todd Cup, and the Fifty Forward Harriet Foley Leadership Award.


The Franklin Police Department is internationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

For more information, call Mindy Tate, (615) 794-0998.