Recognize him? Cash in with Crime Stoppers

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of this counterfeiter. On October 10, he attempted to pass a counterfeit $50 at the Cool Springs Hollister but left without any merchandise or the bill after being challenged by the clerk.

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

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Franklin Police to Close Historic Downtown Neighborhood Streets on Halloween

Residents in downtown Franklin’s Hincheyville neighborhood are expecting another big turnout this Halloween.


Franklin Police Officers will close West Main Street and Fair Street to vehicle traffic between 7th & 11th Avenues, and 9th Avenue between Natchez St. & 96W from 5pm-9pm for trick-or-treaters Thursday, October 31 (see the map).

Franklin Police Officers and Firefighters will be handing out candy and glow necklaces to children within the closure.

Trick-or-treat days and times in Franklin
are set by individual neighborhoods and homeowner associations.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are at higher risk of being hit by a car and seriously injured on Halloween than any other night of the year. Reasons include:

  • They often choose to take the shortest route, which may mean darting out between parked cars rather than taking the safer route of crossing at corners.
  • They are not good at evaluating potential traffic threats.
  • They are more likely to ignore their peripheral vision and are generally less attentive to their surroundings.
  • They tend to take more risks.
  • They cannot cross the street as rapidly as adults.
  • They may be distracted by other children’s costumes and actions, and home decorations.

Police encourage parents to trick-or-treat with their kids, and
be sure to tell them that some people driving cars may not see or slow down for them.

Motorists are urged to slow down
& use extra caution Thursday night,
as Franklin streets will be filled with excited children.

To search for information on registered sex offenders
living in proximity to specific geographic locations,
click to visit the Sex Offender Registry.

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Landings area residents asked to check home cameras after resident attacked

Earlier today, Franklin Police used Nextdoor to warn residents within a two-mile radius of The Landings about the disturbing attack of a woman early this morning. It happened on McKay’s Court.

At about 4:30 am, a resident took her dog out when an attacker wearing a hoodie struck her several times in the face and then fled after the victim’s dog fought back. The attacker is described as a tall white male with a solid build, scruffy face, and wavy hair.

The Department is stepping up patrols in both marked and unmarked cars and asks residents to remain vigilant, especially during late night / early morning hours.

Residents with a Ring Doorbell or other exterior camera are urged to check it for overnight activations in hopes that someone may have captured an image of the attacker.

Anyone with information should call
Franklin Police: (615) 794-2513

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Driver arrested for DUI following I-65 injury crash

Mackenzie Kruger, 23 Franklin, Tennessee

An impaired driver was arrested following an injury crash on I-65 at 4:50 pm, Tuesday. Arriving officers determined that 23-year-old Mackenzie Kruger was impaired. Officers also found empty beer cans in Kruger’s vehicle.

Charged with DUI, Kruger is free on the $1,500 bond set by the Magistrate. She is due in court on October 31.

A first-time DUI offense in Tennessee includes costly fines,
court costs, legal fees, jail time, mandatory drug & alcohol treatment,
and the installation of an ignition interlock device.
In the end, a typical DUI arrest ends up costing about $10,000.

Booze It & Lose It
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Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of fitness center felon

Franklin Police want to identify a suspect who slipped credit cards out of a wallet in a Planet Fitness locker, and then used them to make more than $4,000 in fraudulent purchases at nearby stores.

A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information

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

Accreditation Assessment Team, Chief of Police Invite Public Comment | El Equipo de Evaluación de Acreditación, Jefa de la Policía Invitan el Comentario Público


Franklin, TN – The Franklin Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of our commitment to achieve re-accreditation by demonstrating that we meet or exceed state-of-the-art standards in our policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will be conducting an in-depth inspection of the Department from 10/28/2019 to 10/31/2019. This inspection, to verify that the Franklin Police Department meets or exceeds the exemplary standards set forth by the Commission, is voluntary. Accredited agencies are recognized as having attained professional excellence in public safety.

As part of this on-site assessment, Chief Deborah Faulkner and the assessment team invite agency personnel and members of the community to offer comments at a public information session on Wednesday, 10/30/2019 at 4:00 pm, in the Community Room at Police Headquarters, 900 Columbia Avenue. Those unable to attend can call (615) 550-8425 between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm on October 30 to speak with an assessor by phone.  

Telephone and in-person comments are limited to 10 minutes, and should address the Department’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. To view a copy of those standards, contact Lt. Scott Butler with the Department’s Office of Professional Standards: (615) 550-6805.

Anyone wishing to submit their comments in writing may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd; Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155. Comments can also be shared via the web at Be sure to reference Franklin, TN in written and electronic submissions.

-Franklin Police Department-
Professional, Progressive, Responsive



El Equipo de Evaluación de Acreditación, Jefa de la Policía Invitan el Comentario Público

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Franklin, TN – El Departamento de Policía de Franklin está programado para una evaluación como parte de nuestro compromiso de lograr la reacreditación mediante la demostración de que cumplimos o superamos los estándares del estado, nuestros procedimientos, administración, operaciones y servicios de apoyo.

Un equipo de asesores de la Comisión de Acreditación para Agencias Policiales, Inc. (CALEA) llevará a cabo una inspección en profundidad del Departamento en las fechas de 10/28/2019 a 10/31/2019. Esta inspección, para verificar que el Departamento de Policía de Franklin cumple o excede los estándares establecidos por la Comisión es voluntaria. Agencias acreditadas se reconocen como haber alcanzado la excelencia profesional en la seguridad pública.

Como parte de esta evaluación, La Jefa De Policía Deborah Faulkner y el equipo de evaluación invita al personal de la agencia y los miembros de la comunidad para ofrecer comentarios en una sesión de información pública el Miércoles, 10/30/2019 a las 4:00 pm, en el Salón Comunitario en la sede de la Policía, 900 Columbia Avenue. Quienes no puedan asistir pueden llamar y hablar directamente con un asesor en esa misma fecha entre las horas de 1:00 pm y 3:00pm. El número a llamar es (615) 550-8425.

Comentarios por teléfono y en persona deben limitarse a 10 minutos, y deben dirigirse a la capacidad del Departamento para cumplir con los estándares de CALEA. Para ver una copia de esas normas, póngase en contacto con el Teniente Scott Butler en la Oficina de Estándares Profesionales, del Departamento De Policía al (615) 550-6805.

Cualquier persona que desee presentar sus commentarios por escrito puede enviarlos a la Comisión de Acreditación para Agencias Policiales, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Blvd; Suite 320, Gainesville, VA 20155. Los comentarios también se pueden compartir a través de la página de web Asegúrese de hacer referencia a Franklin, TN en los comentarios escritos y electrónicos.

Departamento de Policía de Franklin
Profesional, Progresivo, Responsivo
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Thief shoplifts $2,600 in Apple Watches; Cash for tips

Detectives in Franklin want to identify these two. The suspect wearing the jacket and sports jersey shoplifted six Apple Watches from the Cool Springs Apple Store on October 17. He entered and left the store with the man in the white shirt. Detectives want to identify them both. The total loss was more than $2,600.

*A cash reward is being offered for information*

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

Counterfeiter wanted; cash reward for information

Franklin Police want to identify this woman. On October 14 she used a counterfeit $50 to attempt a small purchase at the Murfreesboro Road Chik-fil-A. The suspect was seen getting into a silver Toyota Camry.

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

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Cash reward offered for info on back-to-back Franklin robberies


Detectives are seeking information about two, back-to-back armed robberies in Franklin neighborhoods this week. Tuesday night at about 7:30 pm, three to four Hispanic men in a dark, older model, box-style luxury car robbed a man walking his dog outside 301 N. Royal Oaks Boulevard. A short time later, the suspects robbed a couple walking on nearby Stanwick Drive. The robbers displayed handguns during both incidents. No one was injured during either.

Franklin Police are asking area residents with home surveillance cameras to check their systems for possible footage of the suspects or their vehicle. There is a cash reward of up to $1,000 for anonymous information about the suspects.

Have info?
Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Police seeking info in Pinkerton Park vandalism

Franklin Police & Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who damaged eight storybook signs in Pinkerton Park.

The signs along the walking trail told children the story of animals who call Pinkerton Park home. Eight of them were bent or ripped off their base, and will cost about $1,000 to replace. About $250 in additional damage was done to the men’s restroom in the park, as well.

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