Franklin, TN – Ongoing partnerships between retailers, security, and Franklin Police will make things good for shoppers and bad for criminals during the fast-approaching holiday shopping season. Starting on Black Friday, Franklin Police will deploy a security plan designed to deter, detect, and apprehend retail district criminals.
“We have some of the nicest shopping venues in Middle Tennessee,” said Franklin Police Chief Deborah Faulkner. “This Christmas shopping season, the Franklin Police Department will have zero-tolerance for crime, and criminals. Those who try their hand here, anyway, stand to learn a tough lesson.”
This morning, CoolSprings Galleria management and security met with retailers to discuss the annual “Not in Our Mall” initiative, overviewing security plans and empowering retailers. At the meeting, Franklin Police Flex Officers and the District Attorney’s Office committed themselves to the season’s fight against crime at the Galleria, and all of Franklin’s shopping districts.
District Attorney General Kim Helper said, “Our Office will continue to prosecute shoplifters, identity thieves, car burglars and the like, who try to take advantage of shoppers, to the fullest extent of the law.”
Highly visible patrols by uniformed Franklin Police Officers will assure shoppers that they are in good hands. Criminals, however, who make the mistake of shoplifting or breaking into cars, despite the police officers they see, will be arrested by undercover officers posing as the average shopper.
The Franklin Police Department will establish a temporary command post at the CoolSprings Galleria on Black Friday, through the holiday shopping season.
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