Sergeant Seamus T. Geddis heads the Traffic unit which is responsible for any construction and traffic issues that may arise from any planned or emergency construction or road closures that occur within the Borough of Franklin. The Traffic Division also oversees all Crossing Guards, their training, and School Posts they are assigned to. Sergeant Geddis also trains and maintain the records for all officers within the department for radar and work zone safety.
If a resident has an issue with parking or speeding vehicles, they can call the Sergeant Geddis at the traffic division at 973-827-7700 extension 227 or by email to Sergeant Geddis. If the complaint needs an immediate response, call the police and speak to a dispatcher who will take your complaint and assign an officer to respond to the area to investigate, or call 911 for an emergency.
Drug Recognition Expert
Sergeant Seamus Geddis is also a drug recognition expert (DRE) or drug recognition evaluator. Franklin is committed to Driving While Impaired (DWI) enforcement. A DRE is a police officer trained to recognize impairment in drivers under the influence of drugs other than, or in addition to, alcohol. The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) coordinates the International Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program with support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
In addition to officers, who are certified as DREs, the DEC Program educates prosecutors and toxicologists on the DRE process and the drug categories.