ROCHESTER, Minn. – Rochester has its new police chief.
Jim Franklin of the Metropolitan Transit Police in Minneapolis was named the city’s next police chief Tuesday morning by Mayor Ardell Brede. He will begin his duties July 26.
“During the process we had three excellent finalists for this position. Captain Franklin currently leads a very diverse division within the Metropolitan Transit Police Department and serves as Deputy Director of Emergency Management for that organization,” Brede said. “We welcome Captain Franklin as the next police chief for the City of Rochester. As a Minnesota native, he understands the culture as he brings vast experience to the Department.”
Franklin said he was honored to be named Rochester’s next police chief.
“I am extremely honored to be invited to lead such an amazing professional organization. I am impressed with the character and the level of commitment and compassion that every member of this agency has for the community and will continue to build upon that solid foundation,” said Franklin.
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