For more information on policing in Massachusetts, see entry on Boston Police.
- Partnership/Ownership/Membership – Greater Boston Police Council
The Franklin Police Department is listed as a full member of the Greater Boston Police Council, a "law enforcement council" (LEC) set up in the 1970s to link regional police forces and share resources for policing anti-war protests. LECs in Massachusetts have played a central role in militarizing police by organizing SWAT teams and purchasing military equipment such as Lenco Bearcats and other armored vehicles.
- Partnership/Ownership/Membership – Southeast Regional Homeland Security Advisory Council (SRHSAC)
Franklin Police Department Chief Thomas Lynch is a member of the Southeast Regional Homeland Security Advisory Council.
- Partnership/Ownership/Membership – Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (Metro LEC)
The Franklin Police Department is a member agency of the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (Metro LEC). Chief of the Franklin Police Department Thomas Lynch serves as Treasurer of Metro LEC's Executive Board. Like other Law Enforcement Councils (LECs) in Massachusetts, Metro LEC functions to increase regional collaboration between police and sheriff's departments, organizing SWAT teams and obtaining military equipment for use by its member agencies, while operating largely out of public view as a semi-private organization.
- Partnership/Ownership/Membership – Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Franklin Police Department officer Tim Nagle has been designated as a "Task Force Officer" (TFO). TFOs are local police officers granted the authority to perform the duties of federal law enforcement including making arrests of individuals sought by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement for detention and/or deportation.