About Lieutenant Charles Warner

Franklin Police Public Affairs | (615) 550-6821 | cwarner@franklintn.gov

Franklin Police Law Enforcement Assistance Partnership helps keep cops cool, despite harsh summer heat


LEAP Board Members with Franklin Police Officers

To help Franklin Police Officers beat the summer heat, Franklin’s Law Enforcement Assistance Partnership (LEAP), purchased patrol officers a unique device called CoolCop. You see it being modeled, here.

Sgt. Eric Treanor modeling CoolCop

One end of the hose connects to an AC vent in the police car and the other goes inside the officer’s bullet-resistant vest, providing a blast of cold air to the officer’s torso, which normally gets no airflow because of the vest.

LEAP is a nonprofit organization that helps support Franklin Police Officers and their families. This most recent expression of LEAP’s appreciation for Franklin Police Officers was possible thanks to a generous $82,000 donation from May’s Jeff Carson Memorial Benefit Concert, following Officer Carson’s death, earlier this year. LEAP is especially thankful to Jeff’s family, friends, and management team for their thoughtful support, and love for the Franklin Police Department.

Jeff Carson’s family & management presenting a generous donation to LEAP


Update regarding an incident circulating on social media

The Department has an update for residents about an incident circulating on social media, which shows video of a man lifting a campaign sign out of the lawn of a private residence, ringing the doorbell, and then tossing the sign on the ground near the front door.

Working with neighbors, officers have identified the man in that video. After conferring with prosecutors, Criminal Trespass could be a potential charge. Criminal Trespass is a Class-C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $50.00, and a sentence of not more than 30-days in jail.

What happened here should not be the experience of anyone who chooses to support a candidate, and the Department is saddened that this occurred. The homeowner advised officers that they do not want to prosecute. The Department, however stands ready to assist them with pursuing criminal action, should they decide to do so. Absent an arrest and pending prosecution, it is not appropriate for the Department to publicly identify the man in the video.


Register: Franklin PD, August 10 Stay Safe Seminar


The Franklin Police Department has scheduled a free 1.5 hour seminar designed to help keep community members safe during an active shooter situation.

Because community preparedness can help save lives, Franklin Police want to share information on three main, national best practices:
Avoid, Deny, Defend.

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

Wednesday, August 10
10-11:30 am
FPD Headquarters | 900 Columbia Avenue

Parents, teens, employers, school & church leaders, any community member.


Media wishing to attend or interview Franklin Police staff, instructors, or attendees need to make prior arrangements with Franklin Police Public Affairs, Lt. Charles Warner.

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Cash reward offered for info about shoplifters who evaded police

Detectives in Franklin are hoping someone might recognize this couple. They shoplifted nearly $1,500 in merchandise from the Cool Springs Kohl’s.

The suspects then evaded police officers who attempted to stop them, fleeing in a brown Nissan Altima. There is a cash reward for information in this case.

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


Security officer pepper-sprayed by fleeing felony suspect, Crime Stoppers cash offered for information

Detectives in Franklin are hoping someone might recognize a pair of aggressive, repeat theft and credit card fraud suspects. One of them pepper-sprayed store security during a getaway.

Both incidents happened at Academy Sports in Cool Springs. In one of those cases, they left in a dark-colored Chevy Malibu. In the other, they fled in a silver Kia Optima with a TSU logo on the front of the vehicle.

There is a cash reward if you know who they are.

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


Police investigating after downtown dental practice sign stolen

Franklin Police are looking into the theft of a business sign. The sign, valued at about $3,000, was stolen from a downtown dental practice over the 4th of July weekend.

Police are hoping someone may have seen something that would help identify a suspect. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information.

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


Accused sex offender and convicted felon, Joshua Jaco, captured in Miami

On May 23, Franklin Police named Joshua Jaco one of their most wanted.

Jaco, an already convicted felon, was wanted by authorities in Franklin for 2-counts of Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure, stemming from a 2021 case.

He was captured by authorities, yesterday, in Miami, and is now awaiting extradition back to Franklin to face those charges.



$20.29/hr part-time opportunity: Franklin Police now hiring school crossing guards

School Patrol PromoThe Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of School Crossing Guard, in preparation for the upcoming school year.

School Patrol team members work part-time hours and are responsible for pedestrian safety & efficient traffic flow in school zones.

The ideal applicant is assertive but kind, and able to work in varying weather conditions.

Starting pay is $20.29/hour 


Man wanted after stealing running car, in Franklin

Franklin Police are trying to find this man. Earlier this month he stole a 2011 Kia Soul from the parking lot of Paletas Tocumbo on W. Main Street. The car was left running with the keys inside. Police say the man may be homeless. Call if you spot him or know who he is.

Franklin Police:
(615) 794-2513


Teens, cops, and conversation over pizza creates new connection; Department thanks local business for sponsoring unique opportunity

Friday afternoon, Franklin Police Officers John McClendon and Isaiah Carreon presented Department Commendations to Steve Dzyban and Franciso Corado, with Games Workshop, in Franklin.

Games Workshop recently hosted fostered teens from My Friend’s House, giving them the chance to put their creative skills to work while interacting with store staff and Franklin Police Officers, over dinner. Officer McClendon’s love for building models and the store’s supplies & facilities were a winning combination.

“These guys gave of their time, talent, and money to create connection,” Said Master Patrol Officer McClendon. “Having the opportunity to have some real conversation over pizza with teens in our community, while building models, started some pretty meaningful new friendships, and that’s what it’s all about.”

In addition to commendation certificates, officers presented Dzyban and Corado with Franklin Police Department challenge coins to show their appreciation.