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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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The Office of the Chief of Police publishes an annual report as a reference guide for the year in review.

These reports are available to download in pdf format.

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2014 GHSO Child Safety Award - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Contact: Officer Bill Storment
Corporal Scottie King

On Friday the 12th of December, 2014, members of the Gallatin Police Department attended the Governor’s Highway Safety Office Regional meeting in Murfreesboro, Tn. where GPD was awarded the Child Passenger Safety award. This award is given to the middle Tennessee agency that has the highest numbers in educational events held to help the community understand the importance of the right safety seat for the child’s age and height range as well as for the number of citations issued to the motorist that are in violation of state child passenger restraint seat law. This is to keep our young passengers that are traveling in and thru our city safe. The Gallatin Police Department also was awarded a Kustom Signals hand held Radar unit worth $1500.00 to assist with keeping the speeds on our city streets safer for the citizens to travel on. Accepting the award for the Gallatin Police Department was Chief Don Bandy, Officer Zach Graves, Corporal Scottie King and Lieutenant Lamar Ballard.


Shop With a Cop 2014 - Friday, December 12, 2014

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Contact: Lt. Billy Vahldiek
Officer Bill Storment

The Gallatin Police Department held its annual Shop with a Cop event at the Gallatin Wal-Mart on Saturday, December 06, 2014. Police Officers, Firemen and volunteers took children from low income and disadvantaged homes on a shopping spree, furnishing those children with Christmas presents they would otherwise not have. This year, we were able to help 96 kids to have the opportunity to share in a giving and joyous Christmas celebration. The Gallatin Police Department would like to thank the many community volunteers and emergency workers from the local police, fire and EMS departments that assisted. We would especially like to thank Western Reflections, Longhorn Steakhouse, and Wal-Mart for their generous support, without which we would not be able to hold this annual event.


Safety Tips - Friday, December 12, 2014

The Gallatin Police Department would like to extend to the public their heartfelt wishes for a joyous Christmas celebration this holiday season and to remind the public to be ever vigilant in keeping safe. The holidays are a time when thieves and con artists are frequently on the prowl. Here are some tips from the Gallatin Police Department to help keep your home, your car, your possessions, and your family safe.


Credit Card frauds - Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Contact: Investigator Emily Renz
Officer Bill Storment

The Gallatin Police Department made three arrests yesterday (December 9, 2014) of suspects determined to be using fraudulent credit cards at the Fifth Third Bank on Nashville Pike. Police were alerted by a bank employee who recognized the suspect from an alert forwarded to several banks regarding the apparent ring of suspects going to multiple banks requesting withdrawals in the amount of $2500. All three suspects were from the Chicago area and were operating a silver Toyota Camry rented through the Hertz car rental at the Chicago Airport. Numerous credit cards were recovered including one the suspects attempted to use at the Hendersonville Fifth Third branch bank prior to coming to our city. Approximately $20,000 was found in the suspect’s vehicle. All three suspects denied any claim to the money recovered. A similar incident another metro jurisdiction and investigators are working to connect the two incidents and suspects in both incidents. All three suspects were arrested and charged with one count of criminal simulation and three counts of identity theft. Hendersonville Police have also filed criminal warrants on these suspects for one count of criminal simulation and count of theft over $1000. Suspects are pictured below.

Citizens should continue to monitor their bank and credit card accounts frequently for unusual activity and contact their banking institution or credit card company immediately if any suspicious activity is noticed.

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


Walmart TV Theft - Thursday, November 20, 2014

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Contact: Officer. Bill Storment
Officer Greg Washburn

Gallatin Police are seeking assistance from the public to identify and locate a suspect involved in the theft of a 39 inch VIZIO flat screen TV from the Gallatin Wal-Mart on November 17, 2014. Video surveillance captured the suspect as he exited the store. The suspect removed the TV from the electronics department and walked straight out of the store without paying for it. The total value of the TV is 348.00. The suspect is described as a white male approximately 25-35 years of age and about 5’10 200 lbs. wearing a gray hoodie, blue jeans and black shoes The photo below taken from a store security camera shows the suspect.

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