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Police Presence to Increase During Final Holiday Shopping Weekend

Franklin Police Aim to Make Things Hard for Criminals, Safe for Shoppers

Post Date:12/17/2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sergeant Charles J. Warner
Public Information Officer
615.550.6821
cwarner@franklintn.gov

Franklin, TN – Since Black Friday, Franklin Police have been providing increased police patrols in the City’s shopping districts. In addition to marked cars driven by uniformed officers, specially assigned plain clothes officers have been patrolling in unmarked vehicles and on foot, in and around busy shopping areas, particularly in Cool Springs. “Highly visible patrols utilizing marked cars deters crime; it doesn’t eliminate it,” said Franklin Police Chief Jackie Moore. “By combining traditional police patrols with plain clothes officers driving unmarked cars, we intend to apprehend, with the element of surprise, those committing in-progress crimes like thefts and auto burglaries.”

ICVThe Department’s Incident Command Vehicle will be deployed at the Cool Springs Galleria Friday afternoon, and will be staffed by Franklin Police personnel during mall business hours through closing time on Sunday. Evening and Midnight shift officers who normally attend a daily roll call briefing at police headquarters will do so at the Galleria starting at 3:00 pm Friday, throughout the remainder of the weekend. The initiative will flood the area with officers at shift change, something Chief Moore is confident will discourage criminals and prevent crime. “Our intention is to make Franklin’s retail areas an incredibly uncomfortable place for criminals while giving last minute shoppers an environment in which they can feel safe.”

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