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Franklin University Announces New Education Partnership Program with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

For Immediate Release: July 30, 2013

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University of Ohio is pleased to announce its new Education Partnership with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD).  Through this new partnership, members of IMPD have the opportunity to achieve their educational goals through an agreement that provides tuition benefits through Franklin University. 

Sgt. Thomas Westrick of the IMPD Office of Career and Leadership Development is excited to launch the partnership.  “This partnership opens doors for our members”, said Westrick.  “Franklin University has a lot to offer the IMPD, especially due to their close working relationship with Ivy Tech.”  “The IMPD is committed to offering educational options for its members to promote their self-development and this program definitely fits the mold.”    

Marnie Glanner, Executive Director of Franklin University’s Indianapolis location welcomes the members of IMPD to the growing list of companies and organizations involved in Franklin’s partnership program. “By taking advantage of this opportunity to partner with Franklin, the leadership of IMPD has demonstrated a commitment to educational development and well-being” said Glanner. “The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is dedicated to upholding the highest professional standards while serving the community. Through this partnership we can provide access to cost effective high quality degree pathways for the members of IMPD who want to further their education and professional development goals.

Quickly gaining attention across the Indianapolis area, the initiative is recognized as an opportunity for employers dedicated to the professional development of their employees.  The Program empowers employers to provide a high-quality, high-value education option to their employees at no cost to the organization while building employee confidence, morale, and employee credentials.  with more than 110 years of experience supporting the needs of busy, working adults, Franklin offers an alternative path to traditional college.

About The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is committed to the enforcement of laws to protect life and property, while also respecting individual rights, human dignity, and community values. The Department is committed to creating and maintaining active police and community partnerships, as well as assisting citizens in identifying and solving problems to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.

Franklin University in Indianapolis, IN is regulated by: The Board for Proprietary Education, Indiana Commission for Higher Education, 101 West Ohio Street, Suite 670, Indianapolis, IN 46204, , telephone: 317.464.4400 Extension 138.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, 230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411, 1.800.621.7440.

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), 11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, KS 66215, 913-631-3009.  Initial accreditation for specific business programs granted in March 2010.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) at Franklin University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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