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Last year alone, the men and women of the Gallatin Police Department responded to over 56,000 dispatched calls for service to assist the citizens we serve. The department is divided in to 3 divisions. The Patrol Division handles day to day calls for service including traffic enforcement. Criminal Investigations handle felony crime and narcotics investigations. Employees assigned to the Professional Standards division handle a variety of issues including training for the department, community relations and property maintenance issues. Police officers patrol a 32 square-mile jurisdiction protecting more than 40,000 people who live, work and play in Gallatin.

Police Chief Don Bandy

Message From the Chief

Working for our department is so much more than a job. The men and women here share a bond and a genuine dedication to serve this city with honor and respect. I look forward to meeting you personally and appreciate your consideration to join us.
Chief Don Bandy

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Non-certified officers in the State of Tennessee are required to attend a twelve-week training academy where they learn the basics of law enforcement. These basics include extensive study of the legal system, firearms usage and use-of-force, police vehicle driving, juvenile laws, and a large number of other topics. Officers who have certification from other states may be eligible to attend a three week transition academy in order to obtain State of Tennessee certification.

Compensation and Benefits
The city of Gallatin offers competitive pay and benefits. Employees receive a 2.5 percent step increase each year upon receipt of an acceptable evaluation. Most years employees also receive a cost of living increase (COLA). Health and dental insurance with affordable premiums is available for employees with the option of employees adding dependents. All employees accrue vacation time based on years of service, 12 sick leave days per year, 12 paid holidays, city paid life insurance with the option for the employee to purchase additional coverage and eligibility for short and long term disability.  

Retirement Benefits
A big plus to working for Gallatin is a defined benefit retirement plan through Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS). In addition, the city of Gallatin offers voluntary enrollment in a 401K. 

How to apply
Visit the City of Gallatin website:
Click on “How Do I” > “Apply for” > “Employment Opportunities”
Scroll through the list of open positions and click apply!

EEO Statement
Equal Employment Opportunity - It is the obligation and policy of the City of Gallatin to provide equal opportunity employment to all employees and applicants for employment.  No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, communication with an elected public officials, free speech, refusing to participate in or remain silent about illegal activities exercising a statutory constitutional right or any right under clear public policy, political affiliation, genetic information or any other basis protected by law.  The City of Gallatin will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified disabled individuals unless the accommodation would pose an “undue hardship” on the City.

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