With Black Friday just days away, Franklin Police will deploy a security plan designed to safeguard shoppers while deterring, detecting and apprehending lawbreakers – especially at the city’s shopping venues.
“Franklin is known for having some of the best shopping around, and we intend to keep it that way,” Franklin Police Chief Deborah Faulkner said. “Our officers will continue to have zero tolerance for crime and criminals. We are committed to keeping Franklin safe for our residents, visitors and businesses.”
An increased combination of highly visible patrols by uniformed officers in marked units and plain-clothes officers in unmarked cars will concentrate on Franklin’s shopping districts between now and Christmas.
Franklin Police will work closely with the district attorney’s office to ensure shoplifters, identity thieves, auto burglars and other criminals who take advantage of this busy time of year are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Starting Friday, the Franklin Police Department will staff a temporary command post at the CoolSprings Galleria through the remainder of the Christmas shopping season.