With Black Friday just around the corner, Franklin Police will initiate a security plan designed to safeguard shoppers, deter crime, and arrest criminals at Franklin’s shopping venues.
“Franklin Police Officers assigned to the city’s shopping districts will have zero-tolerance for crime and criminals,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “Our officers are committed to keeping Franklin safe for Franklin residents, visitors, and businesses.” Click for more crime prevention tips from the Chief.
An increased combination of highly-visible patrols by uniformed officers in marked cars and plain-clothes officers in unmarked vehicles will be paying special attention to Franklin’s shopping districts between now and Christmas.
Franklin Police will work closely with the District Attorney’s Office to ensure shoplifters, identity thieves, auto burglars, and other criminals who take advantage of this busy time of year are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Starting Friday, the Franklin Police Department will staff a temporary command post at the CoolSprings Galleria through the remainder of the Christmas shopping season.
Remember to park smart! Thieves love crowded parking lots, and are known to randomly check door handles for unlocked car doors while peering into windows to see what’s inside. Even if you lock your car doors, when crooks see valuables inside, they often force entry by breaking a lock or window. Once inside, thieves push the trunk release to check for purses or other stowed valuables. Police recommend never leaving purses or other valuables in a parked car.
Officers on patrol who see something that could put you or your valuables at risk may leave this form to let you know they were there, and to share suggestions on how to increase your safety and security. Safeguarding a community is everyone’s responsibility, and citizens play a big role in deterring crime. Crime prevention is most effective when citizens and the police work together.