Jonathan R. Franks
Capt. J.R. Franks is currently the commander of the Special Operations Division and formerly commanded Patrol Division 1 and the Patrol Operations Division. He joined the Greensboro Police Department as a lateral transfer in July 1995. His career includes tours of duty in Patrol, Crash Reconstruction, Traffic Safety, Motorcycle Unit, Special Response Team, instructor for the Police Academy, Executive Officer of the Southern Division, Watch Commander, and most recently, Executive Officer to the Patrol Bureau Deputy Chief.
He holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from St. John's University, is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, the Staub Leadership Program, and has received his Advance Law Enforcement certificate.