As the Acting Chief of the Chesterfield Township Police Department, Kenneth J. Franks is responsible for daily operations of the department – including work assignments, personnel scheduling, department training, overseeing the investigative bureau, investigations between shifts and outside agencies, the department’s Emergency Preparedness Plan, Operations Manual and all sworn and non-sworn employees of the department. .
Chief Franks has been with the Chesterfield Township Police Department since 2000. During that time, past projects and responsibilities have included firearms training, self-defense training, the K-9 Unit, and overseen all department training and FTO and CTO. He has been a prior Operations Captain, Lieutenant, Administrative Sergeant, and has also served as a Patrol Sergeant on every shift.
Prior to joining the Chesterfield Township Police Department, Chief Franks worked for the City of Allen Park as a police officer from 1996-2000. Before that, he served in the United States Marine Corps from 1990-1994, in an Infantry Battalion where he lead a team for Tactical Recovery of Downed Aircraft and Personnel (Search and Rescue).
Chief Franks has earned his Master’s Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Safety Administration and an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice.