Liberty Pike railroad crossing to close for repair, Thursday

If your commute includes crossing the tracks on Liberty Pike (near The Factory), you will need to detour starting at about 7am on Thursday 2/28. CSX will be closing the crossing while they complete repairs. The crossing will not re-open until the work is complete, which could be as late as Saturday.

Murfreesboro Rd and Franklin Rd are the designated alternates. Detour signs will be in place. Motorists should plan on an increase in traffic and travel times on those alternate routes.

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Repeat DUI driver charged again

Jovan Firoul
Age: 40

A repeat offender is back behind bars after being arrested for his second DUI. Jovan Firoul was spotted leaving a Cool Springs Boulevard restaurant at a high rate of speed at 10:15 Monday night. The officer observed Firoul’s erratic driving for a few moments before stopping him and determining that he was impaired.

Charged with DUI – 2nd Offense and Failure to Maintain a Lane, Firoul remains jailed on a $5,000 bond. He is due in court at 1:00 pm on March 7, 2019.

About 30 people die in the United States in drunk-driving crashes every day … that’s one person every 48 minutes.

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Governor Lee appoints Chief Deborah Faulkner to Tennessee P.O.S.T. Commission

The Franklin Police Department is proud of the fact that Governor Bill Lee has appointed our Chief of Police, Deborah Faulkner, to the Tennessee POST Commission.

The Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission is responsible for developing and enforcing standards and training for all Tennessee Police Officers. The Commission also promotes continuing law enforcement training. The Commission is comprised of 18 members and includes local law enforcement personnel, legislators, and Tennessee citizens who are not connected with law enforcement.

City Administrator Eric Stuckey said, “This appointment demonstrates Chief Faulkner’s commitment to excellence in law enforcement and will benefit the citizens of Franklin and the State of Tennessee.”

To see more about this and other FPD & City of Franklin news, watch the Top Three Things to Know with City Administrator Eric Stuckey.

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Cool Springs DVD thief identified & arrested thanks to citizen tips

William Bandy
Age: 22
Pegram, Tennessee

Last month Franklin Police asked the public to help identify this suspect. He was caught on video stealing DVD movies from the Cool Springs Target. Thanks to citizen tips, the suspect was identified and arrested.

William Bandy, 22, of Pegram was arrested on February 7 and charged in the Theft. Bandy is currently free on bond.
The Franklin Police Department is thankful for the engaged citizens who came forward with information. You made a difference.

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Safe in the storm; Rain reminders from Franklin Police

With sustained rain in the forecast, Franklin Police continue to coordinate with other city departments, the National Weather Service, and public safety agencies throughout Williamson County.

As a reminder:

  • Never drive through flooded roads

  • Consider limiting unnecessary travel, especially after dark

  • Slow down to reduce your chances of hydroplaning

  • Remember to turn on your headlights to increase your visibility to other drivers

  • Do not canoe, kayak, swim, or wade into any river, stream, or floodwater

Parents of teens, consider this:
The danger potential is significant enough that Dr. Snowden and Dr. Looney closed our schools to keep buses and teen drivers off of the roads. Consider keeping your teen driver from getting behind the wheel or riding with another teen driver, especially after dark, until the rain slows and water recedes.

We are closely monitoring area roads for flooding and do anticipate closures. If you see flooding on a Franklin roadway that is still open, call police dispatch: (615) 794-2513. In an emergency, call 9-1-1. For a list of Franklin road closures, visit And, be sure to follow @FranklinTNPD on Twitter for updated information.

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A police officer is a young person who grew up to actually be what they said they were going to be

FPD Explorers working at a community event

Are you a teen interested in a career in law enforcement? The Franklin Police Department is hosting an informational meeting for teens and their parents on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

Franklin Police Explorers are teens who meet regularly and receive instruction from experienced Franklin Police Officers. Police Explorers provide assistance with traffic control and patrolling special events in Franklin. Explorers also assist Franklin Police Officers with community relations and crime prevention programs.

Join us:
7:00 pm
Monday, February 25, 2019
Franklin Police Headquarters
900 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, TN 37064

Click to learn more about becoming a Franklin Police Explorer

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Crime Stoppers cash offered for help to ID cloned credit card crook

Franklin Police want to identify this suspect, wanted for using a cloned credit card at the Mallory Lane Kroger on February 17. Call Crime Stoppers if you recognize him.


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

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Update: Teen armed robbery suspect in custody

Ryan Austin Craddock
Age: 18
Nashville, Tennessee

Franklin Police have charged 18-year-old Ryan Craddock, of Nashville, with Aggravated Robbery. Just before 8:00 p.m. on January 31, a victim was robbed at gunpoint at the Murfreesboro Road Bank of America, in Franklin.

Citizen tips led investigators to Craddock as a possible suspect. Working with other law enforcement agencies across middle Tennessee, Franklin Police uncovered evidence identifying Craddock as the suspect in these photos.

Franklin Police Detectives are working closely with other law enforcement agencies to see if Craddock could be connected to other crimes.

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Ring camera helps ID felony teen suspect in Franklin

A neighborhood video of a teen attempting to burglarize a vehicle has connected him to other cases in Franklin, and throughout middle Tennessee.

Jordan Caleb Walker
Age: 18
Madison, Tennessee

Gateway Village residents shared this video on their neighborhood page, and with Franklin Police. It shows 18-year-old Jordan Walker getting out of a stolen car to see if a potential victim’s truck was unlocked. The video and other evidence linked Walker to two February 4 Gateway Village neighborhood auto burglaries. In both of those cases, unlocked vehicles were entered and valuables inside were stolen. The vehicle you see Walker driving in the video was stolen in a Nashville carjacking.

Franklin Police have obtained warrants charging Walker with two counts of Vehicle Burglary, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, and Felony Theft. Walker is currently being held in the Sumner County Jail on several similar charges.

In addition to good police work by several law enforcement agencies working together, Franklin Police credit technology and neighborhood networks that allow for the sharing of videos, like this one.

Franklin Police want to remind residents that removing your valuables every night and simply locking your car doors greatly reduce your chances of becoming the victim of an opportunistic criminal. As evidenced in this video, when Walker found the doors to this vehicle locked, he simply moved on.

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