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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

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

Email: info@gallatinpd.org
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Stolen Money - Thursday, July 30, 2015

For additional information
Contact: Officer Bill Storment
Officer Matt Cline

Gallatin police need assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in a theft that occurred on Monday, July 27, 2015 at approximately 8:43 a.m. at the Station Camp Market on Long Hollow Pike. The black female suspect was a passenger in a white SUV believed to be a Jeep Cherokee, along with a white male driver. The suspect entered the store where she picked up a billfold off the floor dropped by a customer, and removed $522 cash. She used $2 to purchase chips and pocketed the remaining $520, then exits the store and discards the billfold near the gas pumps. The suspect appears to look around once in the store to see if anyone noticed her actions. The suspect and the vehicle was traveled in are pictured below.

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.

 

Credit Card Fraud - Thursday, July 23, 2015

For additional information
Contact: Officer Bill Storment
Officer Brandon Troutt

Gallatin police need assistance from the public in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection to the fraudulent use of a credit card. The suspect, a white female, obtained the credit card from a bank in Hendersonville on July 15, 2015, when the victim accidentally left it in the drive through banking delivery tube. The suspect then used the card at several locations in Gallatin. Store video from all locations where the card was used show the same suspect as seen in the store security photos below. The suspect had a large tattoo on her right arm, believed to say “Family” and left at least one of the stores in the red GMC P/U seen below.

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

 

Sydney Lynn Barlow Update - Saturday, July 18, 2015

Gallatin Police has located Sydney Lynn Barlow. GPD would like to thank everyone for the tips that helped locate her.

 

Runaway - Thursday, July 16, 2015

For additional information
Contact: Officer Bill Storment

Gallatin police need assistance in locating a missing/runaway teen. Sydney Lynn Barlow, 14 yrs old – 5’6” 118 lbs., shoulder length brown hair and brown eyes, was last seen wearing a maroon sweater and light colored American Eagle jeans with tan sandals, carrying a green duffle bag when she left home on Friday, July 10, 2015. She was seen on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 in a silver Audi TN tag # H8585W with front end damage driven by Alexis Bennett age 20. Warrants are outstanding on both girls.

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

 

K9 Civic Center - Friday, July 10, 2015


Having a great time at the Civic center k9 demo

 

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc - Friday, July 10, 2015

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will arrive on July 20, 2015 to examine all aspects of the Gallatin Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Don Bandy announced today.

Verification by the team that the Gallatin Police Department continues to meet the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain and maintain accreditation, a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence, Chief Bandy said.  According to Chief Bandy, accreditation by CALEA places the Gallatin Police Department among a select group of law enforcement agencies across the nation.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on July 20th  at 6:00 pm to be held in the Council Chambers at the Gallatin City Hall located at 132 W. Main St.  Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling 615-712-3097 on July 21st  between the hours of 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Calls will be answered by members of the CALEA assessment team. Telephone comments as well as public appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards. A copy of the Standards is available at the Gallatin Police Department by contacting Officer Janell Wilson at 615-452-1313.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Gallatin Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155 or www.calea.org.

The CALEA Program Manager for the Gallatin Police Department is Mr. Vince Dauro.           Mr. Dauro said the assessment team is composed of public safety practitioners from similar, but out of state agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other locations where compliance can be witnessed. The assessors for the Gallatin on-site are:

Captain Perry Twisdale with the Henderson, North Carolina Police Department, who will serve as the team leader, and Ms. Marion Heintz of the Downers Grove, Illinois Police Department.

Once the CALEA Assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status, Program Vince Dauro stated.

Accreditation is for three years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting to continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

For more information regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. please write the Commission at 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia,  20155; or call (800) 368-3757 or (703) 352-4225 or www@calea.org.

 

Sobriety check points - Tuesday, July 07, 2015

For additional information
Contact: Cpl Scottie King
Officer Bill Storment

The Gallatin Police Department in conjunction with surrounding Sumner County law enforcement agencies conducted sobriety check points over the Independence Day Holiday. This operation resulted in 244 citations being issued along with 4 DUI arrests in Gallatin. In addition to the DUI arrests, GPD officers made 5 additional arrests on various other charges. There were no fatalities in Gallatin and there were only 2 reported crashes during the reporting period. These holiday operations are an ongoing effort by the department and other law enforcement agencies to reduce traffic crashes and fatalities related to impaired driving during the holiday weekends.

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

 

Shirley D. Lankford found - Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Gallatin Police has located Shirley D. Lankford. GPD would like to thank everyone for the tips that helped locate her.

 

Garnett Timothy Qualls, Jr - Monday, July 06, 2015

For additional information
Contact: Officer Bill Storment
Lt. Ricky Troup

Gallatin police need assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection to an Auto Theft that occurred on July 4, 2015. The suspect, Garnett Timothy Qualls, Jr. took a 2014 Jeep Cherokee beige in color from Stoneridge Farms in Gallatin around 8:30 pm Saturday night. Suspect is described as 5’10” average build with brown hair. Suspect may be occupying the stolen vehicle bearing tag number P6636A. Warrants are on file.

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

 

Aggravated Assault - Monday, July 06, 2015

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Contact: Officer Bill Storment
Lt. Ricky Troup

Gallatin police need assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection to an aggravated assault that occurred following a disturbance on July 4, 2015. The suspect, Shirley D. Lankford, 42 years of age, is wanted on 3 counts of Aggravated Assault, Felon in possession of a firearm and theft under $500. She is believed to live in Hermitage but may still be in the area. Suspect may still be in possession of a chrome .38 revolver.

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

 

Suspect Found - Monday, July 06, 2015

Garnett Timothy Qualls, Jr is now in custody at Sumner County Sherriff's Office. Gallatin Police would like to thank everyone for the tips leading up to his arrest.