Biography
        Stephen Franklin, Age: 64             

Personal
Born in Spartanburg, SC
Moved with family to Erie as an infant
Father: Cecil Franklin, age 88, lives in Erie
Mother: Kathleen Franklin, deceased 2007
Brother: Larry Franklin, age 53, lives in Erie
Wife: Linda Franklin, age 64, lives in Erie, married 42yrs.
Son: Jason Franklin, age 39, lives in Erie
Son: Bryan Franklin, age 35, lives in Erie
Daughter-in-law: Melissa Franklin, age 32, lives in Erie, (husband Bryan)
Grandson: Dakota Franklin, age 15, lives in Erie, (Bryan & Melissa)
Grandson: Cameron Franklin, age 9, lives in Erie, (Bryan & Melissa)

Education
Graduated Strong Vincent H.S. 1970
Attended Off-Campus Central Texas College/30 credits/Criminology
Graduate PA State Police Training Academy (Meadville)
Attended Numerous Training Seminars as a City of Erie Police Officer
Attended POSIT Training for Police Supervision/Management
Attended Gannon College/Real Estate License Certification Course

Military Service
Served U.S. Army 1971-1974, Honorably Discharged 1974
Attended Basic Training Ft. Dix, NJ
Attended Leadership Preparatory Course Ft. Knox, KY
Attended Advanced Individual Training Course Ft. Knox, KY
Served in 1st Squadron/4th Cavalry Unit as a tank crewman Ft. Riley, KS
Served in HQ., 2nd/68th Armor Bn. as a Company Armorer in Germany

Community Service
Affiliation with Boys & Girls Baseball in Erie, Inc. for the past 30 years
Served as a League Commissioner for 30 years
Served as the Vice-President of the Program
Served as the President of the Program for the past 14 years
Currently coach a MYAA Sr. Boys Basketball rec team (Brooklyn Nets)

Professional Affiliations
Prior Licensed Coldwell Banker Real Estate Agent

Awards
Certification of Recognition by the City of Erie for Community Service with the Boys & Girls Baseball in Erie, Inc. program
Certificate of Recognition by Erie City Council for service to the community in adopting a city-wide curfew
Certificate of Recognition by State Senator Sean Wiley for service to the community in my role as Chief of Police of the Erie Police Department and as a police officer for the City of Erie
Numerous Letters of Commendation by various Chiefs of Police in the Erie Police Department as well as the Millcreek Police Department, the Corry Police Department and The Norfolk & Southern Police Department over a 33yr. period of police service.

Employment
Attended the Machine Operator Training Course at General Electric prior to my employment there prior to military service
Worked at EMI (Erie Malleable Iron) post-military service
Worked at Urick Foundry post-military service
Worked General Electric post-military service
Employed City of Erie, Bureau of Police 33yrs. (1980-2013)
        Initial employed as a patrol officer 1980-1991
        Promoted to shift supervisor/Street Sergeant 1991-1997
        Promoted to shift supervisor/Street Lieutenant 1997-2002
Co-founded Erie Police Department Auto Theft/Insurance Fraud Units 1997-2004
Assigned Special Operations Coordinator 2004-2006
Promoted to Chief of Police by Mayor Sinnott 2006-2013
Retired as Chief of Police 2013 after 33 yrs. service