The Law Enforcement Assistance Partnership (LEAP) is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization that assists our Franklin, Tennessee Police Officers.

We provide confidential assistance to officers in times of need…medical situations, injuries, life situations, etc.  We have helped officers that were injured on the job, suffered life threatening illnesses, needed extra help due to unexpected life changes and more. We jump in and offer support however they need us.

We also provide college scholarships to officers’ children.  Each year we take applications from their high school seniors and award them $500-$1,000 scholarships to help them with their college expenses.  In 2022 we added the Jeff Carson Memorial Scholarship for $2,500.  This scholarship is awarded to the student with the highest GPA.  The first one happened to be Jeff’s son, Dayton.  We were able to do this as a result of a Memorial Benefit Concert that was hosted by Jeff Carson’s Management Team including Josh Bleidt and Kirt Webster along with many others.  Not only was Jeff a Franklin police officer but a country music artist as well. 

As a result of the benefit concert we were able to purchase Cool Cops for our patrol officers.  This device connects to their car air conditioning vent and has a hose with a hook on the end that officers can put behind their bullet proof vests.  With the many days we have over 100 degrees during the summer, it is a much appreciated blessing to them.

We also purchased much needed communication equipment for officers to use in barricaded/hostage situations.  This will allow them to communicate with multiple officers outside of their radios and with the person inside.  This is potentially life saving equipment and we are so proud to have been able to get this for them.

We host events for our officers including meals during Police Appreciation Week, family picnics, periodic food in their breakroom and so much more.  Starting in 2022 we began hosting an officer family support group.  This allows officers and their families to get together and build relationships with one another.  It is great emotional support for the families.

We are so very grateful for our officers and their dedication to protect and serve our community.  We would appreciate your support with a donation to help us to continue to be there for our officers when they need it the most.


Diane Wilhoit

Vice President
Tate Parker

Bob Selph

Matthew Bergmann

FPD Advisor
Ryan Schuman

Lanell Weathers

Board Members
Marla Patterson
Doug Swanson
Martha Martinez
Sheri Daniel
Tony Cassiol
Craig Owens