Message from the Chief of Police

Welcome to the Town of Morningside Police Department website! We are proud of the way in which we interact with the community in our continuing collaborative problem solving efforts and our commitment to our core values of Department’s Mission.

Town of Morningside Police Department is comprised of both sworn and civilian personnel who are both professional and proactive in their delivery of Police services to our community. Community policing is at the heart of our organization and is emphasized at every level. Our priorities for members of the Morningside Police Department are to foster relationships through dignity and respect, mentor young people and to solve neighborhood problems.

Our pursuit of excellence is never ending!

A Message From Police Chief D. Franklin:

It is my honor and privilege to be a part of the Morningside community and to serve as the Chief of Police. As the law enforcement profession is continuously evolving and changing, the Morningside Police Department is committed to fostering and maintaining positive relationships with our community as well as earning and maintaining the trust of those that we serve. It is vitally important for us to have the support of our community as we cannot be successful if we do not. I am committed to professionalism and transparency and will ensure that the Police Department is as well.

I have spent all of my 22 years in law enforcement policing small towns and I have focused heavily on collaboration, community policing, and proactive patrol tactics to provide the best possible service that our residents expect and deserve. In my career, I have been involved in numerous special units including SWAT as well as creating a K-9 unit with multiple officers that is still in service today. It is my pleasure to share my experience with our Police Department and help them to best serve our town. I have also had the privilege of serving in the capacity of an elected official for two terms which gives me a unique insight into how local government works.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any problems, questions, or concerns that you may have.

– Police Chief D. Franklin | policechief@morningsidemd.gov

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