Crime prevention and public education is a cross-departmental goal, and each Gallatin Police Department officer is expected to incorporate aspects of each into all that they do. The resources contained here are intended to provide basic crime prevention information. It is our belief that the Gallatin community is made safer through cooperative efforts and community partnerships, and we are eager to be of service. If you have a specific crime prevention question, please feel free to contact the Gallatin Police Department Crime Prevention Unit by calling 615-452-1313, and ask for MPO Dustin Mesler or Sergeant Scottie King.
Crime prevention is the anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of an action to remove or reduce it.
When you remove the opportunity, there is less crime. Remember also that the key to personal safety is AWARENESS. Don’t give criminals the opportunity to commit a crime by being aware of your surroundings. The Gallatin Police Department will do our best to apprehend criminals and remove them from our community.