Franklin Police now hiring school crossing guards

School Patrol PromoThe Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of School Crossing Guard. Under general supervision, School Patrol team members work part-time hours, and are responsible for pedestrian safety and efficient vehicular traffic flow in assigned school zones.

The ideal applicant must be assertive, tactful, and able to work in varying weather conditions. Starting pay is $18.48/hour. 


Phone scammers making the rounds in Franklin

1694555161Phone scammers are at it again in Franklin. Several residents, Friday night, are reporting they received calls that make mention of warrants for their arrest, and even jail time.

The calls are simply unscrupulous attempts to swindle unsuspecting residents out of money and personal information like their Social Security number.

If you receive a call you believe is part of a scam, hang up & call police.

Children who have aging parents should talk with their loved ones about scams, and warn them to never give anyone numbers or codes to their credit cards, bank cards, or any personal or financial information over the phone.

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Franklin Police offer Williamson women 4-day self-defense series

According to statistics, 78 women are forcibly raped every hour in the United States. Just as startling: One out of four college students reported being sexually assaulted sometime during their four years of school. The Franklin Police Department is proud to offer free self-defense training to women who live or work in Williamson County. The training incorporates awareness building, prevention, risk reduction & avoidance, as well as hands-on self-defense training by experienced police officers. 


Classes start soon, and registration is required for this 4-day series:

February 4, 6, 11 & 13
All classes meet from 6pm – 9pm:
Franklin Police Headquarters
900 Columbia Avenue

For more information or to register, email
Sergeant Amy Butler
Download the RAD registration form here.

The 12-hour program is designed for the average woman with no previous experience or background in physical skills training. Mothers & daughters are encouraged to attend this free training together.

Helping to provide this training is something that I always look forward to,” said RAD Instructor, Sergeant Amy Butler. “Participants walk away from this experience with a renewed feeling of confidence that they can avoid or overcome an attacker, we just show them how.”


FPD response to recent social media posts about human trafficking at retail chain

Recent citizen social media posts regarding two different incidents at the Cool Springs Target have prompted several residents to reach out to the FPD with understandable concern. In the posts, the authors share information about things they witnessed and make references to human trafficking.

The Franklin Police Department wants to share information about the incidents:

  1. After reviewing surveillance video with Target security, Franklin Police confirmed that the concerning person referenced in the post was an undercover Target Loss Prevention Officer.
  2. The arrests described in the second post, made by plainclothes Franklin Police Officers in the parking lot, were of four suspects who were attempting to fraudulently purchase cellular phones at the store.

The Department has never had a case of human trafficking or suspected trafficking at either Franklin Target. 

Citizen vigilance and people utilizing social media to raise awareness is commendable. In these recent cases, however, what was shared in these citizen posts was an unintended misunderstanding of the facts. Because those posts created undue public concern, the Franklin Police Department felt obligated to share this additional information with our citizens.

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Franklin Police want to reunite unclaimed bikes with their owners

The Franklin Police Department is currently holding several unclaimed bicycles that officers have found abandoned, or that citizens have turned in after finding them abandoned on private property.

If you live in the Franklin area, your bicycle has been lost or stolen in the last 12 months, and you would like to see if one of the bicycles Franklin Police are storing could be yours, contact Sgt. Aaron Compton at (615) 550-6810.

Unclaimed bicycles will be donated to a local charity in 30 days.

Registering your bicycle can help reunite you with your bike
in the event that it is lost or stolen.
Click for information on how to 
Register your Ride

Poll: Franklin Police considering 2020 active shooter emergency response seminars for citizens; When would you attend?

The Franklin Police Department is considering offering additional, free 1.5 hour seminars designed to help keep citizens safe during the unthinkable.

Franklin Police Officers will share with citizens, employers, and community leaders way to improve their response to an unforeseen, mass violence encounter based on three main, national best practices: Avoid, Deny, Defend.

Let us hear from you. Polling is open until January 11. Future class offerings will be customized to meet community interest & availability. Classes would be held at Franklin Police Headquarters. Watch for future announcements regarding upcoming offerings. 

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Franklin PD now hiring; Only 15 days left to apply

Through January 17, the Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer. Testing will be held on January 27, 2020. Qualified applicants will be contacted in January with test day instructions upon successful completion of their application.

  • $45,272 for P.O.S.T. Certified Officers
  • $40,040 for non-P.O.S.T. Certified Officers
  • 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

Education and Experience:
The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through attainment of an Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.