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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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Vol State Community Outreach Chief Speaking - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Chief Don Bandy of the Gallatin Police Department was honored to speak at the Vol State Community Outreach Program

 

Vol State Community Outreach - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Gallatin Police is proud to be a part of Vol State Community Outreach

 

Police Annex Open House - Monday, April 25, 2016

For additional information
Contact: Capt. Kate Novitsky
MPO Janell Wilson

An Open House will be held at the Gallatin Police Department Annex on South Water Avenue on Friday, April 29th from 11:00am until 1:00 pm. The public is cordially invited to come by the new building. We encourage the public to become involved with your department as we strive to make Gallatin a safe city for our citizens and businesses. Light refreshments will be provided.

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

 

Robbery - Monday, April 25, 2016

For additional information
Contact: Officer Janell Wilson
Lt. Chris Shockley

Gallatin Police is investigating a Robbery that happened on this date at approximately 15:36 hours. Unknown white male entered the Regions Bank on Nashville Pike demanding money. The suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. Attached is a photo of the suspect.

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

 

Rotary Bike Giveaway - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Congratulations to Caden Washburn for being Guild Elementary Rotary Bike Winner for April. Also pictured is Officer Rich Evans , Frank Ettinger, teacher- Jill Groce, James Looney

 

Gallatin Employees Health and Safety Fair - Friday, April 15, 2016

Gallatin Police at the Gallatin Employees Health and Safety Fair. Everyone had fun trying out the driving simulator

 

Locating Ray Eugene Padgett - Friday, April 15, 2016

For additional information
Contact: MPO Janell Wilson
LT. Chris Shockley

Gallatin Police are needing assistance from the public in locating Ray Eugene Padgett. Padgett has an active warrant for Aggravated Burglary. Padgett made entry to a home on Avondale Road on April 11th at approximately 8:21am. Video surveillance covering the home captured the suspect carrying televisions out of the home and placing them into a vehicle. The photo of the suspect is attached to this email.

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.

 

Shafer Unity Program - Friday, April 15, 2016

Gallatin Police at the Shaffer Unity Program. Students got to try out the "DUI Goggles". These special goggles simulate impaired vision. They also had a chance to get behind the wheel of the driving simulator.

 

April 14th Press Conference - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

District Attorney General Ray Whitley of the 18th Judicial District will hold a press conference tomorrow, Thursday April 14th at 10am at the Gallatin Police Department. The purpose of the press conference is to discuss the officer involved shooting that occurred last week involving Gallatin police officer James Spray and LaRonda Sweatt.

 

The conference will start promptly at 10am. Anyone with any questions may contact the Gallatin Police Department at 615-452-1313.

 

Home Robbery - Tuesday, April 12, 2016

For additional information
Contact: MPO Janell Wilson
LT. Chris Shockley

Gallatin Police are looking for a suspect involved in an aggravated burglary to a home on Avondale Road that occurred on April 11th at approximately 8:21am. Video surveillance covering the home captured the suspect carrying televisions out of the home and placing them into a vehicle. The suspect is a white male. The suspect vehicle is a white king cab Toyota Tundra with a partial tag identified as 442 and unknown on the last 3. The photos of the suspect and the suspect vehicle will be attached to this email.

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.

 

2016 Special Olympics - Monday, April 11, 2016

Great time with the athletes at the 2016 Special Olympics

 

Chaffin Street Shooting - Wednesday, April 06, 2016

For additional information
Contact: Officer Bill Storment

Gallatin police confirm an officer involved shooting this morning that occurred on Chaffin Court in Gallatin. Gallatin officers responded to a call for assistance from the Sumner County Sheriff’s Department following one of their deputies being stabbed while serving an eviction warrant. Upon the arrival on scene of Gallatin officers, Laronda Sweatt met Officer James Spray in the street and backed him up to his vehicle while threatening him with the same axe that she assaulted the Sumner Deputy. As she continued advancing and making aggressive movement with the axe towards our officer, Officer Spray fired two shots striking Sweat both times. Officers immediately attended Sweat with medical treatment; however, she later died at Sumner Regional Medical Center. The TBI is handling the investigation and Officer Spray has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

Our hearts are heavy as a life was taken and we ask the community to lift up prayers for the Sweatt family along with the law enforcement families of those involved and the employees of the Gallatin Housing Authority who witnessed this tragic incident.

 

Dewayne Hollis Arrest - Friday, April 01, 2016

For additional information
Contact: Officer Janell Wilson

On Sunday, March 27, 2016, Gallatin police responded to a report of a robbery that occurred on Brown Place. It was reported that an unknown white male wearing a red coat, blue jeans, and a ski mask approached 2 victims outside their residence, pointed a pistol at them, and demanded cash. This individual removed unspecified property from the victim’s, valued at over $1,000. The investigation later led to the suspect who was arrested on March 30, 2016. The suspect, 23 year old Dewayne Hollis of Gallatin was brought to the Gallatin Police Department and interviewed. Hollis confessed he was in fact the individual who robbed the two victims. Hollis was able to provide investigators with intimate details of the robbery known only to the victims and the police. Investigators were able to recover evidence corroborating victim statements pertaining to suspect’s clothing description. Hollis has been charged with 2 counts of Aggravated Robbery and is being held at the Sumner County Jail on a $175,000.00 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.

 

Kwik Kash & Pawn Update - Friday, April 01, 2016
The suspect, Christina Haefs, sought for the theft at Kwik Kash & Pawn has turned herself in and was arrested. Gallatin Police would like to thank everyone for their help.