School back in session, Friday; please drive cautiously in active school zones

School zones in Franklin will be active tomorrow, as our kids begin heading back to school. Officers will be vigilant in active school zones across the city, focusing on speeding drivers, improper passing, and Tennessee’s law on cell phone use. 

Franklin Police Officers will be closely monitoring bus routes and citing drivers who disregard the flashing red lights and stop signs on school buses.

Motorists should anticipate slower than usual traffic in and around school zones. To avoid being late to your destination, drivers should plan to leave earlier than usual. Parents are encouraged to talk with their children about safely crossing the street and walking through parking lots.

The minimum fine for
speeding in a school zone
 or illegally passing a stopped school bus:  $139.75

Drivers must be aware of & comply with traffic direction by Franklin Police School Crossing Guards. Motorists should be prepared to stop and follow their instructions.

Parents are encouraged to visit their child’s school website to familiarize themselves with drop-off and pick-up information.

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Franklin Police want to ID these two suspects

Franklin Police are hoping someone may recognize one of these suspects.  They are wanted for stealing a woman’s wallet from her purse in a shopping cart at Sam’s Club at 3070 Mallory Lane on June 10th at approximately 5:45pm.  They then used a credit card from that wallet to make purchases at the very same Sam’s Club at 5:51pm and also the Target at 1701 Galleria Blvd at 6:07pm.   The loss in this case is over $3,000. Call Crime Stoppers if you recognize either one of these suspects.

Recognize them?
Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
or click to
 submit an anonymous eTip
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Franklin Police visiting several neighborhoods on National Night Out, August 2

Franklin Police Officers will be visiting neighborhoods across the city, Tuesday night, August 2, as part of the Country’s National Night Out, an annual community-building event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

Each of the neighborhoods that officers are visiting volunteered to host a meet & greet for neighbors and officers. There will be photo-ops and giveaways for kids. Residents from nearby neighborhoods are welcome and encouraged to stop by and meet officers at any of these locations.

The schedule for August 2 is full, but Franklin Police
Officers want to create community and connection all year around.

To see about having officers stop by a future neighborhood block party or HOA meeting, call Franklin Police Public Affairs at 615-550-6811.

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Franklin Police training, tools, and commitment to keeping kids safe this school year

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We hear the concerns of our community, and understand them. That’s why FPD is training to protect some of our community’s biggest VIP’s: our kids.

Officers recently held several intensive training scenarios, which included the use of a new breaching tool, nicknamed by SWAT as “the key to the city.” It will open any door or window. Recent trainings included scenarios in school buildings, portable classrooms, even school busses. Franklin Police Officers are trained and committed to going in, to stop any threat, immediately & without hesitation.

As we gear up for back to school on Aug 5, we’ve got your kids’ safety in mind, and are committed to doing everything we can to protect them while they learn, and grow.

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Franklin Police Law Enforcement Assistance Partnership helps keep cops cool, despite harsh summer heat

 

LEAP Board Members with Franklin Police Officers

To help Franklin Police Officers beat the summer heat, Franklin’s Law Enforcement Assistance Partnership (LEAP), purchased patrol officers a unique device called CoolCop. You see it being modeled, here.

Sgt. Eric Treanor modeling CoolCop

One end of the hose connects to an AC vent in the police car and the other goes inside the officer’s bullet-resistant vest, providing a blast of cold air to the officer’s torso, which normally gets no airflow because of the vest.

LEAP is a nonprofit organization that helps support Franklin Police Officers and their families. This most recent expression of LEAP’s appreciation for Franklin Police Officers was possible thanks to a generous $82,000 donation from May’s Jeff Carson Memorial Benefit Concert, following Officer Carson’s death, earlier this year. LEAP is especially thankful to Jeff’s family, friends, and management team for their thoughtful support, and love for the Franklin Police Department.

Jeff Carson’s family & management presenting a generous donation to LEAP

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Update regarding an incident circulating on social media

The Department has an update for residents about an incident circulating on social media, which shows video of a man lifting a campaign sign out of the lawn of a private residence, ringing the doorbell, and then tossing the sign on the ground near the front door.

Working with neighbors, officers have identified the man in that video. After conferring with prosecutors, Criminal Trespass could be a potential charge. Criminal Trespass is a Class-C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $50.00, and a sentence of not more than 30-days in jail.

What happened here should not be the experience of anyone who chooses to support a candidate, and the Department is saddened that this occurred. The homeowner advised officers that they do not want to prosecute. The Department, however stands ready to assist them with pursuing criminal action, should they decide to do so. Absent an arrest and pending prosecution, it is not appropriate for the Department to publicly identify the man in the video.

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Register: Franklin PD, August 10 Stay Safe Seminar

 

The Franklin Police Department has scheduled a free 1.5 hour seminar designed to help keep community members safe during an active shooter situation.

Because community preparedness can help save lives, Franklin Police want to share information on three main, national best practices:
Avoid, Deny, Defend.

The seminar is free and open to the public
-pre-registration is required-

Presentation2WHEN
Wednesday, August 10
10-11:30 am
WHERE
FPD Headquarters | 900 Columbia Avenue

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Parents, teens, employers, school & church leaders, any community member.

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Media wishing to attend or interview Franklin Police staff, instructors, or attendees need to make prior arrangements with Franklin Police Public Affairs, Lt. Charles Warner.

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Cash reward offered for info about shoplifters who evaded police

Detectives in Franklin are hoping someone might recognize this couple. They shoplifted nearly $1,500 in merchandise from the Cool Springs Kohl’s.

The suspects then evaded police officers who attempted to stop them, fleeing in a brown Nissan Altima. There is a cash reward for information in this case.

Recognize them?
Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
or click to
 submit an anonymous eTip
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Security officer pepper-sprayed by fleeing felony suspect, Crime Stoppers cash offered for information

Detectives in Franklin are hoping someone might recognize a pair of aggressive, repeat theft and credit card fraud suspects. One of them pepper-sprayed store security during a getaway.

Both incidents happened at Academy Sports in Cool Springs. In one of those cases, they left in a dark-colored Chevy Malibu. In the other, they fled in a silver Kia Optima with a TSU logo on the front of the vehicle.

There is a cash reward if you know who they are.

Recognize them?
Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
or click to
 submit an anonymous eTip
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Police investigating after downtown dental practice sign stolen

Franklin Police are looking into the theft of a business sign. The sign, valued at about $3,000, was stolen from a downtown dental practice over the 4th of July weekend.

Police are hoping someone may have seen something that would help identify a suspect. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information.

Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
or click to
 submit an anonymous eTip
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