Colonel Franklin C. Adderley is a native of Fort Lauderdale and the youngest son of Bahamian immigrants, the late George and Frankielee Adderley. He was raised in the Fort Lauderdale’s Northwest Community, attended Broward County Public Schools and is a 1979 graduate of Stranahan High School. He began his police career at the City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department in October 1980 and was the youngest cadet in the 81st graduating class of the Broward County Police Academy. During his tenure with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Colonel Adderley worked in the Patrol Division, the Community Support Division, the Special Investigations Division, the Office of Internal Affairs and was appointed Chief of Police on June 1, 2008. Colonel Adderley received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Florida Gulf Coast University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Florida International University. He is a graduate of the 206 Session of the FBI National Academy, Graduate of the 52nd Session of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s Drug Commanders Course, Criminal Justice Executive Leadership Program at Florida Atlantic University and a graduate of the 33rd Session of the FBI’s National Executive Institute.
Colonel Adderley was the 2007 Sistrunk Historical Festival’s Outstanding Achievement Honoree, recipient of the 2013 Dorsey Riverbend Civic Association’s President Award, was inducted into the Broward College’s Hall of Distinction in 2014 and an adjunct professor of criminal justice studies. Colonel Adderley is past President of the Broward Chiefs Association, he serves on the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Dangerous Narcotics and Drug Committee and a former member of the Florida Commission on the Status of Black Men and Boys. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale, Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Sigma Alpha Chapter in Miami Gardens. His hobbies include golf, tennis and distance running.