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Public Information Officer

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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Media RelationsThe Gallatin Police Department works diligently to keep the public informed about events involving the Gallatin Police Department. In this area of the website, you will be able to find information regarding press releases issued by this Department, as well as contact information for media outlets.

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Patrick Pendleton - Thursday, September 18, 2014

For additional information
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

For additional information
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.


Shop with a Cop and Firefighter - Thursday, September 04, 2014

Sprint Larceny - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

For additional information
Contact: Officer Bill Storment
Officer Greg Washburn

Gallatin Police are looking for 4 suspects involved in the theft of a smartphone from the Gallatin Sprint store on August 17, 2014. Video surveillance captured the suspects as they entered and then later exited the store. The male suspect (suspect1) was observed placing a Galaxy S5 smartphone in his pocket and then exiting the store without paying. The two female suspects are believed to have distracted the employee allowing the male to leave without being noticed or stopped. All 4 suspects got into an older model 4 door Buick brownish gray in color and left the area. The photos below show the four suspects.

Anyone having information concerning the identity or whereabouts of the suspects pictured below is requested to call the Gallatin Police Department at 615-452-1313.


Federal, State and Local - Drug and Weapons Investigation - Thursday, August 21, 2014

For additional information
Contact: MPO Bill Storment
Capt. Kate Novitsky

A press conference was held Thursday morning (8-21-14) at 9am at the Gallatin Police Department to announce results of a yearlong investigation into drug and gang activity in the city of Gallatin and Sumner County. During the course of the investigation into several violent crimes in the spring of 2013, Chief Bandy reached out to state and federal authorities for assistance. Due to the extensive nature of gang and drug activity in the surrounding area, the investigation ultimately brought together 17 agencies. This multi-agency investigation was the first in Sumner County ever to use a wire-tap to gather intelligence and information that was compiled and taken to a special Sumner County Grand Jury for indictments. Indictments included 41 suspects on charges ranging from Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine, Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana and Money Laundering. On Wednesday, August 20, a roundup operation commenced at 4 a.m. to serve the indictments and resulted in 33 suspects out of 41 total indicted being arrested without incident. Over $200,000 and multiple vehicles were seized along with over 100 lbs. of marijuana, cocaine and heroin. The 7 remaining suspects indicted will be arrested soon, those names not being released until after the indictments are served.


Press Conference - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

For additional information
Contact: MPO Bill Storment
Capt. Kate Novitsky

A press conference will be held tomorrow morning at 9am at the Gallatin Police Department to announce results of a yearlong investigation into drug and gang activity in the city of Gallatin and Sumner County. Representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Agency, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, 18th Judicial Drug Task Force, District Attorney General’s Office for the18th Judicial District and the Gallatin Police Department will be present.

The press conference will start promptly at 9am at the Gallatin Police Department located at 130 W. Franklin St.