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Franklin police tout community effort in fighting crime

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FRANKLIN, TN (WSMV) -

When you see surveillance photos on the news or a picture of someone wanted for a crime, we often ask that you call police if you have any information.

Now, one Midstate police department wants you to know your tips really do help.

In 2009, Franklin was the first police agency in Tennessee to offer an internet-based system for receiving anonymous tips from the community.

Officials say that system now receives dozens of tips each month, and they often result in an arrest.

"We're all in this together and cannot do it by ourselves. The old adage that 'it takes a village' is so true. We work best when we work together. We're strongest when we work together. And programs like this help us to do it and help people that want to remain anonymous, remain anonymous," said Franklin police spokesman Lt. Charles Warner.

There are three ways to send your tips to Franklin police: by text message, by submitting it on the Franklin police website or downloading an app to your smartphone.

And if you'd rather do it the old fashioned way, you can pick up the phone and call Crime Stoppers.

For more information, visit: http://www.franklintn.gov/?page=200.

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