March 02, 2019

Franklinton Police Report on Stats, Community Interactions, and Training

Franklinton Police Chief Justin Brown provided his department's stats, for the period of January 22 to February 25 of 2019, at the Franklinton Board of Aldermen meeting on February 26, 2019. The report reflected a total of 747 Calls for Service, divided into the headings of Public Assistance, Traffic, and Criminal Patrol. The report also noted various community relation engagements and training received by the department's officers. (Be sure to click on "Read More", below the video screen, for details provided)

Responses for Public Assistance included general complaints (263), extra patrols (50), medical calls (49), alarms (25), and suspicious persons or vehicles (43). Traffic activity included traffic stops (102), vehicle crashes (17), hit and runs (4), reckless operation (9), DWI (0), and citations (35). Criminal Patrol responses included disturbances (18), fights (3), simple battery (4), criminal damage to property (1), burglaries (2), theft and shoplifting (8), narcotics (4). Officers made 42 total arrests.

Captain Randall Penton participated in literacy week at Mt. Hermon School and read to a second grade class; Chief Brown, Captain Tate, and Captain Penton participated in the Love Coffee at Centenary Methodist Church; PFC. James Harper and SRO John Herring participated in Franklinton Junior High Career Day; Sgt. Chad Dorsett, PFC. Anthony Cox and Captain Randall Penton are currently mentoring three FHS students for their Senior Projects.

All officers completed in-house training in the use of tasers, completed combat medical training,  training in the use of Narcan; and CPR recertification training; PFC James Harper received training at the RCTA in Proactive Criminal Patrol; PFC Justin Stogner received training at the RCTA in Emergency Narcotics Operations, Sgt. John Herring completed a course in controlling school crisis situations, Dispatcher Ariel Westbrook was recertified in the use of the Louisiana State Computer System; K-9 Finley a weekly training with handler PFC. Anthony Cox in basic obedience along with tracking; and several officers completed mandatory training in Sexual Harassment and Ethics.

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