Captain Melvin Franklin is assigned to the West Patrol District and holds Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services/Administration of Justice. Additionally, Captain Franklin is a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas - Leadership Command College. Captain Franklin is a Master Peace Office, Master Jailer and a recipient of the Academic Recognition Award.
During his tenure with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, beginning in 1988, Captain Franklin held several positions including; Jail Deputy, Patrol Deputy, Detective, Internal Affairs Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, and Detective Lieutenant. As a Detective, Captain Franklin was involved in multiple high-profile investigations leading to many years of prison time for convicted offenders and, on a few cases, death penalty sentences. Recognized for his aviation experience, Captain Franklin was selected to be part of the unmanned aircraft unit that was being pioneered at the time. Captain Franklin worked closely with the Federal Aviation Administration regarding governing rules and authorizations for the program. As a result, he and his program associate were often contacted from agencies around the United States asking for assistance in starting UAV Units. Over the span of Captain Franklin’s 29 year career, he has been honored to receive numerous commendations from both citizens and commanders praising his work product, integrity and ethics.