Fairview, TN

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

In November and December of 2015, a web-based reverse sting in Fairview netted 13 arrests and the seizure of illegal drugs.  Fairview police officers said that this was the first such operation in their city’s history. An investigation about prostitution at a local motel was launched in response to local complaints.  A confidential informant worked with police, posing as a prostituted woman advertising on Backpage.com.  Men who made arrangements and then appeared at the motel to exchange money for sex were arrested.  One of the arrested sex buyers was on probation for the rape of a child, and was wearing ankle monitor device.

Key Partners

  • Fairview Police Department
State Tennessee
Type City
Population 8763
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