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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

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

Email: info@gallatinpd.org
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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.

Annual Reports

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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April Scam Alert - Thursday, April 17, 2014

For additional information
Contact: Officer Bill Storment

Gallatin police have recently received several reports of scams targeting citizens of Gallatin. In these scams, a citizen receives a call asking them to obtain a Green Dot Visa/MasterCard to make a payment for a utility related service. The amount of the payment requested is about $200-$250. The suspect is using a MajicJack phone and is operating from the Dominican Republic. Nothing can be done to prosecute these criminals here in Gallatin.

The public is warned to be vigilant concerning phone calls asking for money for any reason. Any legitimate business will send a bill or statement for services. Please verify any request for a payment of a service you did not order or subscribe to and report any suspicious phone calls or activity

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

 

Giulliani Arrest - Monday, April 14, 2014

For additional information
Contact: Officer Bill Storment
Investigator Christian Booth

Gallatin police arrested 54 year old Randy Lee Giulliani on Friday, April 11, 2014 for the rape and sexual battery of his then step-granddaughter that occurred approximately 8-10 years ago. The victim in this case is now 14 years old. The victim reported to police, subsequent to reporting to DCS case worker, that the suspect performed sexual acts on her when she was 5 and 6 years old. The suspect was interviewed several times during the investigation and sufficient information was learned to make the arrest on Friday. Giulliani, who lives in Gallatin with his wife, claims that he was at one time a worship leader at a local church. This information has not been verified and the case is still under investigation. Giulliani was charged with Rape of a Child and Aggravated Sexual Battery and remains in the Sumner County jail.

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.

 

2013 Employee Awards - Thursday, April 10, 2014

For additional information
Contact: Cpt. Kate Novitsky
Off. Bill Storment

Officer Chris Vines was named the Officer of the Year for 2013 at the annual Gallatin Police Department Awards Ceremony held Thursday, April 3, 2014. The event recognized employees of the department and citizens of Gallatin for outstanding achievement during 2013. Officer Vines was selected by his fellow employees for outstanding job performance during the year. Officer Vines exhibits dependability, excellent job knowledge, high moral character, and leadership abilities. He has a positive attitude and cares about the citizens of Gallatin. He currently serves as an FTO for the department and has excelled in that capacity. He teaches during in-service and frequently prepares lesson plans and other informational documents for the department. He accepts any assignment and gives 100 percent all the time. This officer has served with the force since 2007 and actually was a Reserve Officer prior to being hired full time. We congratulate him for this tremendous accomplishment.

Crystal Morgan, Public Safety Coordinator and a Communications Training Officer for the department, was selected as Civilian Employee of the Year for 2013. Crystal was recognized for outstanding performance of her duties and was selected by her fellow employees. Crystal has been with the Gallatin Police Department for 16 years and has a multitude of assignments that she completes on time and without complaint.

One individual employee and one unit earned Meritorious Service Awards. Sgt. Jeff Wright, the department information and technology officer was recognized for his outstanding job performance for his wide array of duties and for keeping all of the department computers and software running and updated accurately. The newly formed FLEX unit also received a unit meritorious award for its success in addressing issues of violence and quality of life while working odd hours and frequently being called to work on short notice. They made many drug arrests and seized a large amount of cash and 7 vehicles during 2013.

Chief Bandy also recognized 3 officers and two groups with Commendations. Investigator Charlie Harris was recognized for his hard work as the department’s representative with the FBI Violent Task Force where he has worked several high profile cases. AS a result of his work, Investigator Harris was nominated by Special Agent Matthew Dunn of the FBI for the TOP COP award given by the National Association of Police Organizations and was one of two officers to represent the State of Tennessee. Inv. Harris was selected for an honorable mention and will receive his award in Washington D.C. in May. Officer Zach Graves and Officer Charles Cook were also selected for Commendations for their work in the department’s

Traffic Unit where both have proven to be very adept in their duties. Officer Graves is also certified in Drug recognition Enforcement and is in the process of completing accident reconstruction training. Officer Cook is on the departments Fatality Accident Reconstruction team and led the Traffic Unit in citations issued in 2013. The Criminal Investigation Division was recognized with a group Commendation for their success as a unit having a high clearance rate of 78% compared to a national average of only 47%. CID investigated 619 felony crimes in 2013 including 2 homicides. The department has three Lieutenants. Lt. Lamar Ballard, Lt. Rickey Troup and Lt. Billy Vahldiek were recognized with commendations for their hard work and contributions that kept the department running and for their contributions to better the department. All of them take on many varied assignments, overseeing a wide array of responsibilities and personnel.

In addition to those employees of the department, one member of the community was recognized with a Citizen Commendation. Eight year old Kelly Garcia was recognized for her reporting the physical assault of a family member while remaining calm and her ability to give the dispatcher accurate information about the location of the suspect and the weapon used in the assault. Kelly demonstrated bravery and maturity beyond her years in obtaining help for her family.

All who were recognized with an award this year, are to be congratulated for their contribution to the City of Gallatin and all they have done and continue to do to make Gallatin a great safe place to live.

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

 

Bryan Pfanner Larceny - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

For additional information
Contact: Investigator Christian Booth
Officer Bill Storment

On March 22, 2014, a complainant notified the Gallatin Police Department of a utility trailer stolen from the Station Camp Market during the night times hours on the previous night. An investigation revealed that the suspect was stealing utility trailers and selling them using Craigslist. A lengthy investigation led investigators to arrest the suspect responsible for this theft on April 3, 2014. The suspect has been identified as 20 year old Bryan Pfanner of Gallatin. Since the initial arrest, officers have connected Pfanner to 3 other cases in Gallatin and 1 in Hendersonville. Pfanner has now been charged with four counts of Theft over $500 and additional charges in Hendersonville. Also, during the course of the continuing investigation, Pfanner’s mother, 47 year old Denise Pfanner assisted Bryan in avoiding arrest, driving him away from a Hendersonville officer working on their case while in Gallatin. Denise Pfanner has now also been charged with Accessory after the Fact and Criminal Responsibility Conduct of Another. Both suspects turned themselves in Tuesday, April 8 at the Sumner County jail. Anyone having purchased a trailer from this suspect is asked to contact the Gallatin Police Department.

Anyone with information that would assist in identifying other thefts this suspect is connected to or related to any other crimes that have occurred in Gallatin are asked to contact Investigator Christian Booth at the Gallatin Police Department at 452-1313.

 

Awards Ceremony - Friday, April 04, 2014

For additional information
Contact: Officer Bill Storment

The Gallatin Police Department’s annual awards ceremony will be held tonight, April 3rd, at the Rucker Stewart Middle School located at 350 Hancock Street. This ceremony is a celebration to recognize the hard work and achievements of the men and women of the Gallatin Police Department during 2013. Numerous awards and commendations will be presented including the naming of the Officer of the Year and the Civilian Employee of the Year. Several citizens will also be recognized for their contribution to making the city of Gallatin a safer place. The presentation of awards begins at 6:00pm with a reception to follow. The public is invited to attend and to support the men and women that serve the City of Gallatin.

 

Public Notice - Friday, March 21, 2014

Public Notice

Motorists are reminded that the State Route 109 Bridge over the Cumberland River will be opening on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 07:30 a.m. and all traffic will be diverted from the lanes approaching the old bridge.

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Harley Theft UPDATE - Friday, March 21, 2014

For additional information
Contact: Inv. James Kemp
Officer Bill Storment

The Gallatin Police Department has recently identified the suspect in the theft of two Harley Davidson motorcycles that occurred in Gallatin – one in October 2013 and one in February 2014.

The suspect has been identified as 29 year old Matthew Williams. Williams is a member of the outlaw motorcycle club known as “Sin City Deciples”, a very violent criminal enterprise. Several members of this group have also been indicted on federal charges and all should be considered armed and dangerous. Williams has been identified as a suspect in similar crimes in Bowling Green, Kentucky where he is also wanted for attempted murder as well as several jurisdictions in middle Tennessee. The Gallatin Police Department needs assistance from the public in locating this suspect. The Gallatin Police Department has outstanding warrants on Williams for Theft over $10,000. Williams may be operating a black GMC Yukon or black Ford Expedition.

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.

 

WalMart Credit Card Faud - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

For additional information
Contact: Officer Bill Storment
Investigator Emily Renz

The Gallatin Police Department needs assistance from the public in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection to a credit card fraud scam that occurred at the Wal-Mart located at 1112 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. The suspect described as a white female entered Wal-Mart at approximately 6pm on Thursday, March 13, 2014 and purchased numerous items including seven green dot credit cards for a total amount over $4,000.00. The suspect paid the cashier with a fraudulent credit card. The suspect then left the building and fled in an unknown make and model vehicle that had been strategically parked to avoid store security cameras. In store security video from Wal-Mart captured the below images of the suspect. This same suspect perpetrated the same type fraud transaction at the Wal-Mart in White House, TN in November 2013.

Anyone with information that would assist in identifying this suspect or 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.