The Franklin Police Department UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Unit became operational in April 2018. The UAS Unit is comprised of officers and supervisors from all three shifts.
The Franklin Police Department UAS Unit operates various Quadcopter’s which have the ability to take high definition (4K) color photographs, videos, as well as FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared) capabilities used for searches.
The primary function of the Franklin Police Department UAS Unit is to assist with major scene documentation such as motor vehicle accident scenes, fire scenes, large area crime scenes, and search and rescue. The UAS Unit also works with the Franklin/Greendale/Hales Corners Joint SWAT Team to assist with indoor and outdoor searches.
What the UAS Unit Does NOT Do
The UAS Unit will not be used:
-to conduct random surveillance activities;
-to target a person based solely on individual characteristics, such as, but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion, or disability;
-to harass, intimidate, or discriminate against any individual or group;
-to conduct personal business or any other unauthorized use.
Franklin Police Dept.
9455 W. Loomis Road
Franklin, WI 53132
Hours: 24 Hours/7 Days a Week
911 For Emergencies Only