Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of man wanted by Franklin Police

Police in Franklin would like to identify this man. He fled from officers in Cool Springs, driving a stolen 2017 grey Honda Accord. He is wanted on multiple charges, and there is a cash reward for information on his identity.

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


Help the Franklin Police Department identify this suspect

Franklin Police are hoping someone may recognize this suspect who is wanted for questioning in reference to a stolen item from a Franklin residence during a delivery on November 9th.

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


Registered sex offender arrested after detective spots him in local park

Howard Anderson
Age: 79
Franklin, Tennessee

A Franklin Police Detective who was recently at a Franklin park took note of someone else who wasn’t supposed to be. The detective followed up and determined that Howard Anderson, a convicted sex offender, is prohibited from being in places like the park, so she got a warrant and arrested him.

Anderson was arrested earlier this week and charged with Violation of the Sex Offender Registry, a Class-E Felony. He was released from jail after posting the $1,500 bond set by the Magistrate. Anderson is due in court on December 21.

Click here to search the
Tennessee Sex Offender Registry
by name or neighborhood


Franklin PD Now Hiring: Police Records Technicians

The Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Records Technician.

Records Technicians are full-time employees who maintain Department records, and work closely with members of the community: in person, on the phone, and online.

The ideal applicant is proficient with computers and committed to ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction.

Pay is $16.45 – $17.90/hour
Paid time off, excellent benefits


Operation #NotInOurMall in full swing, through Christmas

Franklin Police have initiated a security plan designed to safeguard shoppers, deter crime, and arrest criminals at Franklin’s shopping venues, now through the remainder of the Christmas shopping season.

Franklin Police Officers assigned to the city’s shopping districts will be working overtime to keep Franklin safe for residents, visitors, and businesses.

Using highly-visible patrols by uniformed officers and plain-clothes officers in unmarked vehicles, Franklin Police will work closely with retailers, security teams, and the District Attorney’s Office to ensure shoplifters, identity thieves, auto burglars, and other criminals who try to take advantage of this busy time of year are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.  

Remember to park smart! Thieves love crowded parking lots and are known to randomly check door handles for unlocked car doors while peering into windows to see what’s inside. Even if you lock your car doors, when crooks see valuables inside, they often force entry by breaking a lock or window. Once inside, thieves push the trunk release to check for purses or other stowed valuables. Police recommend never leaving purses or other valuables in a parked car. Safeguarding a community is everyone’s responsibility, and citizens play a big role in deterring crime.

Ways to stay informed:

  • You can opt-in with your email address to get email alerts the moment Franklin Police publish new information.
  • Follow Franklin Police on Twitter
  • Subscribe to Nixle Citizen Alerts to get information that Franklin Police need residents to know about & take immediate action on. Those alerts are few and far between…probably less than a dozen a year. Just text your zip code to 888777 to opt-in.
  • Search for your neighborhood and opt-in. Franklin Police share geographically-based info there when they need to get word to a specific neighborhood or two.
  • If you’ve ever been curious about what crime looks like in and around your Franklin neighborhood, you can visit Franklin PD’s and enter your address. The search is highly customizable, so you can get a good understanding of recent and historical incidents in areas of town that matter most to you.

Crime Prevention Tips:

  • Do not leave valuables in your vehicle, i.e. purses, packages, backpacks, phones, computers, tablets, money, credit cards, guns, etc.
  • If you have visitors staying at your home or in a nearby hotel, have them bring their belongings in, especially at night.
  • Lock your vehicle.
  • Never leave your vehicle running & unattended.
  • Keep deliveries from being stolen by package thieves by having them delivered to your work or stay-at-home neighbor’s house instead of having them left, unattended, on your front porch.
  • Avoid setting your purse or wallet in a shopping cart, and be sure to keep your purse zipped or snapped.

If you see or hear anything that seems suspicious,
call Franklin Police: (615) 794-2513.

Going out of town?
Let Franklin Police keep an extra eye on your home, it’s a free service!

Franklin Police Department
Protecting, connecting.


Recognize this auto burglar? There’s a cash reward for information on his identity

Franklin Police are hoping someone might recognize this auto burglar. He can be seen, in this video, checking for unlocked car doors in Franklin’s Ralston Glen neighborhood. He stole an assortment of items from at least two unlocked vehicles. Franklin Police want to remind residents of the importance of locking their car doors, even when parked in your own driveway.

There is a cash reward available to anyone who recognizes the suspect.

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


Cash reward for information on trio of thieves

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers have offered a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of three shoplifters. They stole several pairs of Nike shoes from the Mallory Lane DSW. The trio left in a gray Infinity with dark tinted windows.

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


Now Hiring: Franklin Police Officers

Through December 18, the Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer. Testing will be held on January 14. 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
  • 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


Franklin Police accepting donations for 2021 Kristi Clark, Carter Oakley FPD Christmas Toy Drive

You can leave unwrapped toys for children, ages 1-17, in the Franklin Police Headquarters lobby, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, between now and December 15.

On February 16, 2015, Kristi Clark and her 10-year-old son, Carter Oakley, were hit by a semi and killed after the two got out of their car to help five people in an overturned SUV on an ice-covered I-65, in Franklin. Nearly seven years later, Kristi’s dad, Brad Lewis, stays very much in touch with members of the Franklin Police Department. A bond brought about by tragedy has blessed needy families every Christmas since, and all in memory of two good Samaritans who died helping others in need.

Brad Lewis, a skilled craftsman, has built 10-wooden toy boxes in his daughter & grandson’s honor. Now, Franklin Police Officers want to fill them with gifts for needy Franklin families.

The Franklin Police Department needs
– new toy donations –

Citizens can drop off a new, unwrapped gift for children up to 17-years-old,
–Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm– 
Monetary donations cannot be accepted.

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