With the frightening rise of juvenile crime happening in parts of Middle Tennessee, some police leaders converged on Franklin Police’s headquarters to brainstorm.
The leaders came together to discuss the increase in juvenile crime and to develop joint strategies to combat it, according to Franklin police.
Participating agencies included: Brentwood police, Clarksville police, Franklin police, Hendersonville police, Lavergne police, Metro police, Nolensville police, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, Smyrna police, TBI, THP, and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department.
Franklin police said the agencies discussed carjackings, armed robberies, car burglaries and murders committed by teens were at the forefront of Monday’s conversation.
“Teenagers are crossing jurisdictional boundaries to commit violent crimes in our community,” said Franklin Police Chief Deborah Faulkner. “Their lack of regard for the safety of others makes them particularly dangerous.”
Police said they also discussed multi-jurisdictional enforcement and investigations, along with sharing intel and area-wide crime prevention campaign.
Leaders are already discussing their next steps, but it’s clear the agencies intend to stick together to combat the issue.
“Bringing these agency stakeholders together to collaborate, share intelligence information and work towards innovative solutions to combat crimes involving teens demonstrates our commitment to address this issue head-on,” said Brentwood Police Chief Jeff Hughes.