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Franklin to become Hudson's first woman of color police chief

May 10, 2023 12:55 am

Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson posted on social media on May 8 that Hudson Police Chief Ed Moore will leave office May 19, with a walking out ceremony at noon. Johnson wrote, "I want to thank him for his service over the past decade. Through periods of turmoil and a global pandemic he’s lead our force. As we look to a new era I’m proud to announce that life-long Hudson resident Lt. Mishanda Franklin will be stepping into the role of chief. I’m proud to announce that the future of the department is in great and capable hands. She will be the city’s first woman of color to accept this position." Franklin's swearing-in ceremony will be at 9 a.m. on May 22.