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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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Duggin Statutory Rape Arrest - Thursday, August 14, 2014

For additional information
Contact: Officer Bill Storment
Investigator Daniel Soto

Gallatin police have arrested an assistant football coach at Gallatin High School. Twenty eight year old Keith Duggin was arrested on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 for the statutory rape of a 17 year old former student of Gallatin High School. The relationship began earlier this year culminating in a physical relationship this summer that took place at the coach’s apartment here in Gallatin. The victim disclosed her affair with the coach to a couple of her friends. This information was discovered by a teacher at Gallatin High School who reported the information to the school resource officer. Keith Duggin was placed in the Sumner County jail charged with two counts of aggravated statutory rape. He was released last night on a $10,000 bond.

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


August Auto Burglaries - Thursday, August 07, 2014

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

The Gallatin Police Department has recently investigated numerous auto burglaries, mostly in residential neighborhoods. Investigators following up on these cases identified three suspects connected to many burglaries in multiple jurisdictions. Gallatin residents Tyler Butler (18 years of age) and a 16 year old juvenile were arrested on Tuesday night (August 5) and Dakota Emler (18 years of age) of Nashville was arrested Wednesday night (August 6). Search warrants were served at the residences of both adults resulting in great amounts of stolen property being recovered. In addition to the burglaries that occurred in Gallatin, the suspects have been connected to auto burglaries in Sumner County, Millersville and Nashville. The suspects face charges in those cities and possibly others. All of the burglaries committed by these suspects targeted unlocked vehicles. The two adult suspects are pictured below. Anyone with any information concerning unsolved auto burglaries that occurred in Gallatin since January 2014 is requested to contact the Gallatin Police Department at 615-452-1313.


2014 Academy Graduation - Friday, August 01, 2014

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Contact: Officer Bill Storment

The Gallatin Police Department is pleased to report the graduation of three new officers from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy. The graduation ceremony was held at the Academy on Friday morning August 1 at 10 a.m. in Donelson. The three officers are Officer Matt Cline, Officer Ross Hollins and Officer Jared Roach. Officer Matt Cline distinguished himself, the Department and the city being presented the Outstanding Officer Award by the Tennessee Sheriff’s Department. Chief Don Bandy states “These officers are to be commended for their accomplishments and for representing our City and the Gallatin Police Department with excellence and professionalism.” GPD wishes to congratulate all of the graduating officers. Following graduation, they will undergo 14 weeks of training with a Field Training Officer, adding to the ranks of our Patrol Division.

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


2014 Natioanl Night Out - Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Contact: Lt. Bill Vahldiek
Officer Bill Storment

The Gallatin Police Department will be hosting its annual national Night Out event on August 5, 2014 at 6pm. All citizens of Gallatin are invited to attend this free event in the Palace Theater located on Gallatin’s Historic Square. Disney’s “The Incredibles” will be shown for entertainment in addition to multiple crime prevention displays. Please come and enjoy community fellowship with the Gallatin Police department and the City of Gallatin elected officials. Concessions will also be available. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness in our communities and to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. It has been proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to bring communities together, to send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and are fighting back to reduce crime.