EAST HANOVER — East Hanover Police Lt. Frank Franco retired from the East Hanover Police Department after 26 years of service. (1997-2023).
Lt. Franco started in 1997 when he began his career in our patrol division and made an instant impact in our community by coaching our youth football program and working in our schools (DARE / LEAD).
He was then assigned to Hanover Park High School and tasked with security for several years.
Lt. Franco was also part of our Emergency Services Unit and Swift Water Team, among many other assignments, including our Detective Bureau and support services unit.
He was recognized several times for outstanding police work and life-saving awards throughout his successful career.
“Frank, thank you for all the years of your dedicated work, friendship, laughter, and loyalty to us here. We wish you the best, and you will be missed,” said Christopher F. Cannizzo, Chief of Police.