September 26, 2018
Franklinton Police Chief Releases Stats
Franklinton Police Chief Olander Smith provided his department's stats at the Franklinton Board of Aldermen meeting on September 25, 2018. Information provided is actually inclusive of August 28 to September 24, 2018. The report reflected a total of 690 Calls for Service, divided into the headings of Public Assistance, Traffic, and Criminal Patrol.
Responses for Public Assistance included general complaints (265), extra patrols (68), medical calls (31), alarms (20), and suspicious persons or vehicles (52). Traffic activity included traffic stops (106), vehicle crashes (20), hit and runs (4), reckless operation (5), DWI (0), and citations (33). Criminal Patrol responses included disturbances (12), fights (2), simple battery (3), criminal damage to property (3), burglaries (1), theft and shoplifting (6), narcotics (0). Officers made 24 total arrests.
Chief Smith also reported that he arranged for C&N Railroad to bring a scaled train to ride kids around at the Franklinton Primary School while discussing train safety; PFC Anthony Cox gave a K-9 demonstration at the Franklinton Primary School; Officers have begun re-qualifying with firearms, and he attended an opioid meeting in Folsom sponsored by Senator Mizell. Chief Smith reported that Washington Parish leads the State of Louisiana in overdoses.