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Being an integral part of the Borough of Franklin and serving its residents starts with forging lasting trust and healthy relationships with the community's children. The Franklin Borough Police Department is a proud participant in Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD) and currently boasts three certified LEAD instructors: Officer Jesse Babcock, Det. David Schneider, and Det. Nicholas Della Fera. These officers completed over 80 hours of specialized training, including child development and communication skills, among other facets. The program's curriculum centers on the student making responsible, educated decisions about their future in the face of peer pressure and an ever-lengthening list of social influence mediums and outlets. In addition to drug, alcohol, and tobacco education, the LEAD program provides the opportunity for the community youth to interact with officers personally and enhance the understanding that our officers are committed to their health and safety. The program evolves through the academic year and culminates in a graduation ceremony for the students that participate. The Franklin Borough Police Department takes pride in celebrating this event along with the administration of the Franklin Borough Elementary School and Board of Education.

LEAD INSTRUCTORS

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Officer Jesse Babcock

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Det. David Schneider

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Det. Nicholas Della Fera

Juvenile Liaison Officer (JLO)

The Juvenile Liaison Officer (JLO/formerly known as a Juvenile Officer) is responsible for overseeing and coordinating juvenile matters for the department. These Officers are familiar with local resources and community-based programs available to assist juveniles and their families, are well-versed in the various diversionary programs available to divert youth from the Juvenile Justice System, and are tasked with staying up-to-date on legislative changes, and changes to policy and procedure regarding Juvenile Justice Reform (New Jersey Attorney General “Juvenile Justice Reform” Directive 2020-12).  Furthermore, they are tasked with building partnerships with non-profit and government-run community organizations to assist with the supervision of stationhouse adjustment agreements.

The Juvenile Liaison is required to maintain a close relationship with the school administration and staff, who provide important feedback as to the concerns of the students and parents.

If you would like to contact our Juvenile Liaison Officer, his contact information is as follows:

Det. David Schneider
Phone: (973) 827-7700 ext. 228
dschneider@franklinpd.org 

 

School Safety/Climate Team Liaison

In accordance with New Jersey's Anti-Bullying Laws, the Franklin Borough Elementary School invites key stakeholders to join their Safety/Climate Team to ensure students are receiving a safe and welcoming environment. The schools' Safety/Climate Team aims to develop, foster, and maintain a positive school climate by focusing on the ongoing, systematic operational procedures and educational practices. The team meets several times each year to review and strengthen the school climate and the school's policies to prevent and address issues such as harassment, intimidation, and bullying.   

If you would like to contact our School Safety/Climate Team Liaison, his contact information is as follows:

Det. Nicholas Della Fera
Phone: (973) 827-7700 ext. 237
ndellafera@franklinpd.org