About Officer Ryan Schuman

Public Information Officer for the Franklin Police Department - (615) 550-6811- ryan.schuman@franklintn.gov

Franklin Police need your help catching this vehicle burglary suspect

Franklin Detectives are investigating an auto burglary that occurred in the Westhaven Subdivision on August 27 at approximately 1:53am.  A purse containing cash was stolen from the unlocked vehicle parked in the victim’s driveway.  The suspect was caught on a Ring camera.  Area residents are asked to check their home surveillance systems for anything that might help identify the suspect.

Franklin Police urge residents to always lock their car doors, and remove valuables from parked vehicles. Doing these two things greatly reduces your risk of becoming a victim. Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information, with an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.  eTips can be submitted here.

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Franklin Police needs your help locating this suspect for auto burglary and fraudulent use of credit card

Do you recognize this suspect?  He is wanted for burglarizing a vehicle at The Academy of Cool Springs Daycare in Franklin at 4:20pm on July 8th and stealing a purse.  The suspect then used a credit card from that purse at Wal-Mart in Franklin charging a total of $828 and then using the card at a Kroger in Brentwood for a total of $818.

Recognize him?
Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Franklin PD Now Hiring: Police Officers

Through September 10, the Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer. Testing will be held on September 27th. Qualified applicants will be contacted with test day instructions upon successful completion of their application.

  • $47,500 for P.O.S.T. Certified Officers, increasing to $50k after probation
  • $44,000 for entry-level, non-P.O.S.T. Certified Officers

    After successful completion of probation and training, salary increases to $24.04/hour, or $50,000 per year.

  • Take-home car program
  • 4-day work week
  • On-site fitness facilities
  • Vacation & sick leave, paid personal days, and paid holidays
  • Shift differential pay
  • Annual uniform & equipment allowance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Medical, dental, vision benefits
  • TCRS enhanced retirement

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Schools begin reopening soon; please drive cautiously in active school zones

Starting this Friday, school zones in Franklin will become active as area kids begin heading back to school under limited-capacity plans. Officers will be vigilant in active school zones across the city, focusing on speeding drivers, improper passing, and Tennessee’s law on cell phone use. 

Franklin Police Officers will be closely monitoring bus routes and citing drivers who disregard the flashing red lights and stop signs on school buses.

Motorists should anticipate slower than usual traffic in and around school zones. To avoid being late to your destination, drivers should plan to leave earlier than usual. Parents are encouraged to talk with their children about safely crossing the street and walking through parking lots.

The minimum fine for
speeding in a school zone
 or illegally passing a stopped school bus:  $139.75

Drivers must be aware of & comply with traffic direction by Franklin Police School Patrol Crossing Guards. Motorists should be prepared to stop and follow their instructions.

Parents are encouraged to visit their child’s school website to familiarize themselves with drop-off and pick-up information.

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Franklin Police needs your help locating this suspect for auto burglary and fraudulent use of credit card

Do you recognize this suspect?  He is wanted for burglarizing a vehicle at 1345 Eastern Flank Circle on July 23rd and stealing a purse.  The suspect then used a bank card to make six charges at the Kroger at 1203 Murfreesboro Road in the amount of $2542.

  Recognize him?
Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Franklin Police seeking female check fraud suspect

Franklin Police hope that someone will recognize this check fraud suspect.  On June 25th, she used a stolen ID to cash a stolen check at a bank drive-thru on South Royal Oaks Boulevard.  She was driving the white SUV shown in the two photos.

Recognize her?
Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Franklin Police need your help identifying this suspect involved in a road rage incident

On May 11th at approximately 9:30pm, this suspect pointed a black handgun at another driver in the parking lot of IHOP on Murfreesboro Road following a road rage incident on Murfreesboro Road.  The victim and a witness advised the tag on the vehicle was an Ohio plate. If you recognize this suspect or the vehicle, please call Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or 
click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Real estate agent indicted on felony charges

A Williamson County Grand Jury has indicted a Franklin real estate agent on several charges. Michael Burchyett, 42, of Franklin, was charged with Theft over $250,000, Criminal Simulation, and Money Laundering. The indictments follow an in-depth investigation by Franklin Detectives after it was reported that Burchyett used forged closing documents to trick a client from China into thinking they had purchased a $495,000 Franklin home. Burchyett diverted the victim’s money for his own use and then sold the listing to someone else.

 Burchyett is free on a $50,000 bond. He is due in criminal court on April 28.

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Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of this puppy toting shoplifter

Franklin Police want to identify this white male suspect who stole a shopping cart full of items from Walmart at 3600 Mallory Lane on March 15th.  The suspect was holding a small grey puppy (possibly a pit-bull puppy) in his arms.  He left the parking lot in a burnt orange Chevrolet sedan (tag unknown) with a “T” on the back of the vehicle.

Recognize him?
Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Franklin Police wishes everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day but please be safe and don’t drink and drive

An increased number of Franklin Police Officers will be hitting the streets tonight to help protect you through the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.  Officers are working overtime to focus on impaired, distracted, and dangerous drivers.  Alcohol will be served at many of the bars and celebration parties.  If you plan to drink, be sure that a designated driver is part of your plan as well.  Franklin Police want you to know, If you drive impaired – you will be arrested, you will go to jail.

Booze It & Lose It

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