Franklin Police offer 10th active shooter emergency response seminar for citizens | Monday, October 9

 

Due to overwhelming response, registration for our class on Monday, October 9 is now closed. The Franklin Police Department has scheduled our 11th 1.5 hour seminar, Monday, October 16, designed to help keep citizens safe during the unthinkable.

It can happen anytime, anywhere – and it does. Acts of mass violence in public places and work settings continue to rock communities throughout the world to their core. “Franklin Police Officers always stand at the ready to deal with the unthinkable,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “Community preparedness, combined with law enforcement response to these situations, can make a difference – and save lives.”

Franklin Police Officers will share with citizens, employers, and community leaders, way to improve their response to an unforeseen, mass violence encounter. During our one and a half hour seminar, officers will discuss three main, national best practices:
Avoid, Deny, Defend.

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

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WHEN

Monday, October 9, 2017
6-7:30 pm

WHERE
Franklin Police Headquarters
900 Columbia Avenue

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Franklin parents, teens, employers, school and church leaders,
any member of the Franklin community.

click-here-to-register-button

No cameras or recording devices will be allowed into the training location. Media wishing to interview Franklin Police staff, instructors, or attendees needs to make prior arrangements with Franklin Police Public Affairs, Lt. Charles Warner.

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Detectives searching for clues in overnight robbery at a Franklin apartment complex

Franklin Police are searching for clues after a man was robbed last night in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 301 N. Royal Oaks Boulevard. The victim was taking his trash out at 11:45 Tuesday night when a male suspect approached him from behind and stuck what the victim thought was a gun in his back, and ordered him to empty his pockets.

Little more is known about this robbery, but Detectives are hopeful that someone with information might come forward. There is a cash reward of up to $1,000 available for information in this case.

Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
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Franklin Police offer two active shooter emergency response seminars for citizens

Due to overwhelming response, registration for our class on Tuesday, October 3 is now closed. The Franklin Police Department has scheduled our 10th 1.5 hour seminar, Monday, October 9, designed to help keep citizens safe during the unthinkable.

The Franklin Police Department has scheduled two, free 1.5 hour seminars designed to help keep citizens safe during the unthinkable.

It can happen anytime, anywhere – and it does. Acts of mass violence in public places and work settings continue to rock communities to their core. “Franklin Police Officers always stand at the ready to deal with the unthinkable,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “Community preparedness, combined with law enforcement response to these situations, can make a difference – and save lives.”

Franklin Police Officers will share with citizens, employers, and community leaders, ways to improve their response to an unforeseen, mass violence encounter. During both of the one and a half hour seminars, officers will discuss three main, national best practices: Avoid, Deny, Defend.

The seminars are free and open to the public – but pre-registration is required.

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WHEN

Thursday, September 28, 2017
9-10:30 am
or
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
6-7:30 pm


WHERE
Franklin Police Headquarters
900 Columbia Avenue

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Franklin parents, teens, employers, school and church leaders,
any member of the Franklin community.

click-here-to-register-button

No cameras or recording devices will be allowed into the training location without prior approval. Media wishing to interview Franklin Police staff, instructors, or attendees must make prior arrangements with Franklin Police Public Affairs, Lt. Charles Warner.

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Franklin Police Detective Zach Wolfe honored, Sunday

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Detective Zach Wolfe was among those honored by the Sons of the American Revolution at the Hiram Masonic Lodge, Sunday, in downtown Franklin. The below citation was read just prior to Wolfe being presented with the Law Enforcement Commendation Award by the Lt. Andrew Crockett Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Family, friends, and co-workers joined Chief Deborah Faulkner in honoring Detective Wolfe at Sunday’s ceremony.

“Detective Wolfe is a fierce protector of the innocent, and confronter of criminals who threaten our safety,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “Putting others first is a common theme in Detective Wolfe’s service, and his life.”

The Citation:
Franklin Police Officers pride themselves on providing exceptional service and professionalism to Franklin citizens, visitors to our city, and to one another. In the same spirit with which Lt. Andrew Crockett served the people of his day, Franklin Police Detective Zach Wolfe serves us with distinction and devotion.

Detective Wolfe’s service to Franklin began on May 14, 2007. His service to his fellow man, however, began long before – in his hometown of Savannah, Tennessee. There, at an early age, Zach developed his sense of service and learned the importance of community – bringing each with him to Franklin, 10 years ago. In his tenure with the Franklin Police Department, Zach has served as a Police Officer, member of the Department’s Flex Team, a Master Patrol Officer, and now – Detective.

Detective Wolfe’s tireless investigation into a series of violent armed robberies plaguing middle Tennessee helped lead to the identification of two armed and dangerous suspects. With only one of the two in custody, Detective Wolfe would not be satisfied until the remaining felon was behind bars. With the intuition that the suspect might visit his mother on Easter at her Murfreesboro Apartment, Detective Wolfe gave up Easter with his own family, back home in Savannah. He asked two others to give up Easter with their families, as well – and they did, because they saw how much it mattered to Zach … and if it mattered to Zach, it mattered to them. Easter away from their family was not wasted, as the suspect arrived just as this keen, devoted protector of our community had predicted. Because of that devotion, and the distinction with which Detective Wolfe serves, Franklin is a safe place.

While this is one example, there are countless others of Detective Wolfe’s exceptional service to the Franklin Police Department, his fellow officers, and our citizens. Detective Wolfe’s service to our community is a testament to his raising and his roots. It is also representative of the same spirit that Lt. Andrew Crockett served the people in our community of his time. The Franklin Police Department is proud of Detective Zach Wolfe and his devotion and dedicated service to Franklin. We are deeply honored by the presentation of the Law Enforcement Commendation Award to him, by the Lt. Andrew Crockett Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

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Shoplifter armed with handgun arrested Friday

Lanika Cartwright
Age: 27
Nashville, Tennessee

At 3:30 pm Friday afternoon, 09/22/2017, officers were summoned to the Galleria Boulevard Target for a shoplifter who had been taken into custody by store security. Target Loss Prevention detained 27-year old Lanika Cartwright of Nashville after witnessing her steal $1,900 in merchandise.

Arriving Franklin Police Officers who questioned Cartwright witnessed her attempt to reach for her purse several times. When officers looked inside, they discovered a fully-loaded handgun with a round in the chamber. Officers also found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in Cartwright’s purse.

Cartwright, who initially provided officers with false information about who she was, was charged with Felony Theft, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Drug Possession, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Criminal Impersonation. She is free on the $9,000 bond set by the Magistrate and due in court 10/05/2017 at 1:00 pm.

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Franklin Police investigating multiple smash & grab auto burglaries

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Franklin Police are investigating four Thursday afternoon auto burglaries that occurred between 4 and 5 pm. Three of the cars broken into were at the Williamson County Recreation Center on Fulton Greer, and a fourth outside of a business on Third Avenue N.

In each of the cases, officers say that the victims left valuables in plain view and the suspect broke out windows to get to the valuables they could see laying inside. Items like backpacks, purses, briefcases, and their contents were stolen. Franklin Police are seeking a 6 foot tall black male passenger in a newer model Chrysler 300 in these cases.

Thieves know that people visiting places like fitness centers, parks, and daycares often leave their briefcases and purses behind. Suspects are, often-times, in place and watching you arrive. When they see you get out and go in empty-handed, or see you stow valuables in your trunk and walk away, they quickly move in, and break in.

Franklin Police warn gym, park, and daycare patrons to be vigilant.
You should take valuables with you, and
avoid leaving them behind and visible
in your vehicle.

Information in this series of auto burglaries
is worth up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to
Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.
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Change in traffic pattern coming with Pilgrimage Festival

More than 25,000 people a day are expected to attend the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm this weekend, September 23 and 24.

Beginning Saturday 6:00 am through Sunday evening at approximately 11:00 pm motorists will only be able to drive south on Franklin Road from Harpeth Industrial Court to First Avenue. The northbound lane from First Avenue to Liberty Pike will be reserved for pedestrians and bicycles. Drivers traveling west on Liberty Pike will only be allowed to turn left (or south) towards downtown. There will be no vehicle access to the festival from Liberty Pike. Those with paid passes parking at Harlinsdale park for the festival will need to access the park from Mack Hatcher and Franklin Road (southbound).

“We ask citizens to be patient this weekend when driving to the festival or the Farmers Market,” said City Administrator Eric Stuckey. “For those that are attending the Farmers Market and want to leave going north, they need to turn left onto Liberty Pike away from the festival. We know many people will carpool and park in other locations and that will help alleviate traffic tie-ups. We ask anyone not attending the festival or the Farmers Market to avoid the area if they can.”

Event parking is available at Liberty Elementary, which also offers the Franklin Transit Shuttle from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. Parking is also available in Downtown Franklin at Ligon Field off First Avenue, the parking garages on Second Avenue & on Fourth Avenue, and also Bicentennial Park on Second Avenue. Drop-off and pick-up for Lyft is located at Liberty Hall at The Factory. For more information on Parking and Shuttles please to the Pilgrimage Website at www.pilgrimagefestival.com.

See map below for changes in traffic flow:

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