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If you are a member of the media and wish to obtain information regarding an incident in the City of Gallatin, coordinate access to a departmental event, or receive information on a given topic, please contact us as listed below.

The current Public Information Officers are Officer Bill Storment and Captain Kate Novitsky. They are available during business hours on weekdays and on a call-out basis on nights and weekends. Officer Bill Storment can be reached at 615-452-1313 ext. 215 and Captain Kate Novitsky can be reached at 615-452-1313 ext. 216

Gallatin Police Department
130 W. Franklin St.
Gallatin, TN 37066

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Greater Nashville Regional Council Award - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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Contact: Officer Bill Storment

The Gallatin Police Department recently received an award from the Greater Nashville Regional Council for excellence in Public Safety. 27 awards were presented across the greater Nashville area at the GRNC Annual Awards Banquet held at the Vanderbilt Legends Golf Club in Franklin, Tennessee. The Gallatin Police Department was recognized with this award for Police Use for Property Maintenance Enforcement. The City of Gallatin has demonstrated innovation to use law enforcement officers to enforce property maintenance violations. Most property owners have been willing to respond and are generally much more cooperative and appreciative of this initiative, resulting in the City having a high rate of resolution of property maintenance issues. This is a good example of interdepartmental cooperation to address quality of life issues


 Pictured: Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson Police Codes Enforcement Officer Jessica Jackson Gallatin Police Chief Don Bandy


Jose Salinas-Rangel - Monday, September 22, 2014

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Contact: Officer Bill Storment
Sgt. Chris Shockley

Gallatin Police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection to the rape of a 12 year old victim that occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, September 21. The suspect sexually assaulted the victim while the mother was temporarily away from home and the suspect was home with the victim and several other children who were asleep. The suspect, Jose Ruben Salinas-Rangel is the boyfriend of the victim’s mother. The suspect was last seen wearing a black shirt with a blue Nike basketball jersey over it, black baseball cap and khaki/brown shorts and has possibly fled from the Gallatin area. The suspect is originally from Mexico and investigators are concerned that the suspect will possibly flee the country. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this suspect is asked to call the Gallatin Police Department. Jose Ruben Salinas-Rangel is being charged with two counts of Rape of a Child and there are currently warrants outstanding on this suspect in Sumner County for these charges.

Anyone with information related to this or any other crimes that have occurred in Gallatin are asked to contact the Gallatin Police Department at 452-1313.


Reserve Officer Graduation - Friday, September 19, 2014

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Contact: Officer Bill Storment

The Gallatin Police Department is pleased to report the graduation of eight new Reserve Officers at a ceremony held Thursday, September 18 at the Hartsville Pike Church of Christ. The Reserve Officer graduates completed 12 weeks of training including Ethics, Self Defense, Firearms, Report Writing and Interview/Interrogation. The eight officers are Janos Briscoe, Michael Carman, Beau Cook, Chris Crook, Caleb Helson, Katie Kittrell, Jacob McCafferty and Derrick Walker. Janos Briscoe, Caleb Helson, Jacob McCafferty and Derrick Walker are all enrolled in the Criminal Justice program at Volunteer State Community College. GPD wishes to congratulate all of the graduating officers. Following graduation, as part of this entirely volunteer program, they will be required to work a minimum of 20 hours per month assisting in Patrol and special events such as the Square Fest held in the spring and fall each year.

For additional information please contact the Gallatin Police Department at 615-452-1313.

Front Row – Chris Crook. Caleb Helson, Katie Kittrell, Derrick Walker and Lt. Bill Vahldiek Back Row – Master Police Officer Vince Marquez, Michael Carman, Beau Cook, Janos Briscoe and Jacob McCafferty


Patrick Pendleton - Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Contact: Investigator James Kemp
Officer Bill Storment

On 9-16-2014, the Gallatin Police Department was notified by investigators in Robertson County of allegations of inappropriate sexual relations between 27 year old bus driver Patrick Pendleton and a 16 year old Robertson County student. On the same day, the suspect was arrested on other charges in Robertson County stemming from the same incident. The Gallatin allegations stem from Pendleton transporting students from Robertson County on 9-13-2014 on a school sanctioned event to Station Camp High School in Sumner County where Pendleton sexually assaulted the victim. Pendleton has denied the allegations here in Gallatin. The Gallatin Police Department has issued a warrant for Pendleton on charges of Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure as a result of this investigation. Once Pendleton is released from the Robertson County jail, he will be transported to Sumner County to face these charges. Mr. Pendleton does not have a criminal record. Anyone with information related to any other crimes that have occurred in Gallatin are asked to contact the Gallatin Police Department at 452-1313.


CPA - Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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Contact: Lt. Bill Vahldiek
MPO Dustin Mesler

GALLATIN POLICE DEPARTMENT CITIZEN’S POLICE ACADEMY Do you want to know how your police department works? Here is your chance. The Gallatin Police Department is hosting its annual Citizen’s Police Academy beginning October 2nd, 2014. The Academy will meet every Wednesday night for six weeks. WHEN: October 2nd, 2014 through November 5th, 2014 Every Wednesday evening 6:00pm – 9:00 pm WHERE: Gallatin Police Department 130 W. Franklin St. CONTACT: Lt. Bill Vahldiek or MPO Dustin Mesler @ 452-1313 WHO MAY ATTEND: Any citizen or business owner that resides or works in Gallatin.


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