Franklin, TN

Tactics Used

Auto Seizure
Buyer Arrests
Community Service
Employment Loss
Identity Disclosure
IT Based Tactics
John School
License Suspension
Neighborhood Action
Public Education
Reverse Stings
SOAP Orders
Web Stings

Franklin is a city of approximately 62,000 residents, located along Route 65 in the southern suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee.  It serves as the county seat of Williamson County. In an effort to reduce prostitution activity in the city, the Franklin Police Department has conducted at least four reverse stings. In September 2012, for example, FPD officers posted a decoy advertisement on They then arrested eight male sex buyers who arranged to meet at a local hotel and offered money for sex to a “confidential informant” working with police. All of the offenders’ names were released to the local media. The men were cited and ordered to appear in municipal court the following week.

Key Partners

  • Franklin Police Department
  • A local hotel that provided space for a web-based reverse sting
State Tennessee
Type City
Population 62487
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