Public Information Officer

Detective MattessichThe Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Franklin Borough Police Department is Detective-Sergeant Nevin J. Mattessich. The PIO prepares news releases, coordinates print and broadcast coverage of agency events, and acts as the liaison between the Franklin Borough Police Department and the local and national media at crime scenes and other activities which generate media interest.

It is the policy of the Franklin Borough Police Department to cooperate fully and impartially with authorized news media representatives in their efforts to gather factual, public information. The Franklin Borough Police Department will make every reasonable effort, consistent with accomplishing our police tasks, and in compliance with New Jersey State law, in providing members of the media with accurate information as dictated by policy in all matters and dealing with the media on current events. The Franklin Borough Police Department will not release any information that would jeopardize a criminal investigation or infringe upon an individual's constitutional rights. This includes information concerning juveniles or sexual assault victims.

If you need to contact the Public Information Officer call the Franklin Borough Police Department 973-827-7700 extension 231 or 862-268-1401 or e-mail 

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  1. Nevin J. Mattessich


    Lieutenant Nevin J. Mattessich has been employed with the Franklin Borough Police Department since January 2003. He was assigned to the Detective Bureau from March of 2012 until August of 2020.  He is currently assigned to the administrative division.  He graduated from Caldwell University and received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in communications. He is a graduate of the Cape May County Police Academy where he attended as an alternate route candidate. He also recently completed the State of NJ Certified Public Manager Program.

    Police Academy
    Lieutenant Mattessich is a per-diem instructor at the Morris County Police Academy instructing police trainees on narcotics as it pertains to title 2C of New Jersey, and provide in-service training specific to officers achieving certifications to instruct at the Police Academy level.