Police Department

Police Officer Kevin Thompson

Officer Thompson

Officer Kevin Thompson started his law enforcement career in 1999. During his professional career, Thompson graduated several advance courses to included Fire Inspection School, Fire Brigade Training, Basic Boot Camp, Advance Boot Camp, and the Civilian Drill Instructor School held at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Thompson worked on details for Governors’ Barnes and Perdue, and for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. In 2007 Thompson moved to the University of Georgia Police Department. Thompson excelled at UGA becoming a senior training officer at the University. From 2013 to 2017, Thompson served as one of two officers in the University Crime Prevention Unit. Thompson earned four Command Staff Awards during his tour at UGA.

Thompson is a graduate of both the Campus Crime Prevention Training Course, and the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Course conducted by the National Crime Prevention Council. He has advance training in land search management, child passenger safety, and sexual assault investigations and is a graduate of the Leadership in Police Organizations curriculum of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

In 2017 Thompson moved to Hartwell Police Department where he started a community safety campaign in which he placed monthly safety ads in the Hartwell Sun. In 2021 Thompson came to Franklin Springs Police Department and knew how his training would be immediately used.

Recently, Officer Thompson was sent to a high-level school which made him a LASO officer over cyber and physical security of city property. By utilizing his training and skills, Thompson has saved lives and successfully prosecuted those who have violated the law. Thompson averages 70 hours of professional training per year and is a few credits short of earning his bachelor’s degree.