We have experienced an outbreak of COVID-19 sickness, we have over a third of our department off testing positive for COVID-19 and one officer quarantined with symptoms of COVID-19. Please be patient while waiting on us to respond to your calls for service.
At the direction of Chief Byron Smith, the following protocols regarding response to Calls for Service will be implemented beginning Monday March 16 at 11:00pm and will remain in effect until further notice:
We will not be responding to non-violent property crimes or crimes not in progress. Patrol Officers will only respond to the following calls for service:
- Crimes in progress (i.e. theft, burglary, robbery)
- Crimes of Violence (i.e. domestic violence,assault, shooting, stabbing, etc.)
- Crimes requiring the collection of evidence
- Backup for other agencies (ie: fire, ems, etc.) as needed
Response to traffic crashes will be limited to:
- Injury crashes
- Vehicles disabled & blocking traffic and may requiring a tow
- Unusual circumstances (ie: DUI, utility pole struck, wires down, public service vehicle involvement, etc.)
File a misdemeanor crime report: File A Crime Report
File a non injury accident report: File Accident Report
Patrol Supervisors have the discretionary authority to approve response to other situations that may not be covered above.
The purpose for this limited response is to limit the contact Patrol Personnel have with potentially ill individuals.
We are also requesting that residents meet the officers outside to discuss their issue.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
It is the mission of the Franklin Township Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve. To reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with the diverse communities to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.
We are looking for you…
Today, blockwatches allow the police and residents to work together to solve issues involving crime and social concerns in your community. Blockwatches are one of the original foundations of community policing and are referred to as the eyes and ears of law enforcement. Members look out for neighbors and their property and report suspicious activities to the police.
Through community mobilization, neighbors, businesses, co-workers and students form an active partnership in the community. Blockwatches allow individuals the opportunity to discover common interests and goals that they share with their neighbors.
Please call 614-279-9411 Ext. 1010 to become a Blockwatch Captain in your neighborhood.
Overdose Surges in Franklin County
Here is the Age, Sex, Race and Zip Code data from the OD’s just this past weekend (7/9/2020 8:00am through 7/12/2020 12:00am):
In a response to the surges in our community, FCPH has partnered with Franklin Township Police, we are doing Pop-up Narcan Outreach events to supply your communities with the life-saving tool.
If you would like a FREE life saving Narcan Kit, we will be at the Central Point Shopping center on: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Noon to 1pm every week.
100 Free lunches will be offered also.
A society which chooses war against the police better learn to make peace with its criminals.