Trevor Little selected for the 2018 Shrine Bowl

City of Galena would like to congratulate Trevor Little for being chosen to participate in the 2018 Kansas Shrine Bowl.  The Shrine Bowl is a non-profit charity that raises money and awareness for the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.  The Shrine Bowl game is played every July and features senior football players from the state on either the East or West team.

Trevor, the son of Tony and Sara Little, was recognized for being chosen to participate in this prestigious football game by the Mirza Shrine Center Shriners at the Galena-Girard basketball game .  Shriners making the presentation were Kansas Shrine Bowl Director Past Potentate Stan Jahay, Past Potentate David Titus, Past Shrine Bowl Director Mike Cook, and Past Potentate Francis DeMott.

This year’s Shrine Bowl game will take place on Saturday, July 28th at 7:00 PM.  The game will be held at Carnie Smith Stadium at Pittsburg State University.

Congratulations Trevor on your incredible accomplishment. You have made Galena proud.

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

On February 13, 2018 just before 10 pm, an officer with the Galena Police Department noticed a vehicle with minor traffic violations and conducted a traffic stop on Wood Street. When the officer contacted the driver, he could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle. After further investigation, officers discovered the driver was in possessions of, marijuana and individual packets of cocaine. Also found in the vehicle were two handguns within the driver compartment.

The driver, 20 year old Casey Wilson of Joplin, Mo. was arrested and transported to the Cherokee County Jail where he posted a $23,000.00 bond for the following charges:

  • Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute,
  • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute,
  • Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia,
  • Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia,
  • Possession of Cocaine,
  • Criminal Use of Weapons

Seat Belt Enforcement

Beginning February 26 through March 9, the Galena Police Department will join other Law Enforcement agencies in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma to stop what has been an epidemic for the past several years. In 2015, 40% of the teens that lost their lives while involved in crashes were Not Properly Restrained.

In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement across the tristate area will be extra-vigilant when patrolling around schools. For more than thirty years, officers have educated and warned passengers and drivers regarding the importance of using restraints while in their vehicle.

There should be no surprises when it comes to this enforcement effort. Officers will issue citations to any individual who refuses to obey the traffic laws, whether it is for speeding, texting or failing to buckle up.

Even one teen death is unacceptable. Please slow down, put the phone away or turn it off, and always buckle up.

Patrol Officer Position

The City of Galena, KS is looking for professional, self-motivated, community oriented, individuals to apply for Police Officer positions. Patrol duties include enforcing laws, investigations of crimes, accidents and providing public assistance.

TYPE:  Full Time

SALARY:  Depending on Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Applicants must have high school diploma or GED, 21 years of age, valid driver’s license, U.S. citizen and no Felony convictions. Applicants must successfully complete a preliminary background check  KLETC preferred but not required. Have ability to communicate well in person, over the phone and the radio with public and other Law Enforcement employees.  Applicants recommended for hire will be required to successfully complete a post offer drug screen, written, psychological, and physical exams.

OBTAINING AN APPLICATION: 

Apply at the City Clerk’s Office, 210 W 7th Street, Galena, KS or print an Application Form, Addendum to Employment Application, Authorization to Release Information from the City Web Site: www.galenaks.gov and/or mail resume to:  City of Galena, c/o Human Resource Dept., 210 Turner Drive, Galena, KS 66739 or email resume to police@galenaks.gov.  Deadline for applications is February 02, 2018.

The City of Galena is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Plowing of Roads

Due to a vehicle malfunction the Public Works Department will be unable to continue plowing roads today. They are currently working on the repair and hope to be back up and plowing Tuesday Morning.  If you have to get out please drive with care.

Toys For Kids

On December 14, 2017 the Galena Police Department held its Annual Toys for Kids program at the Spring Grove School. Santa showed up and made sure each child enrolled in this school received a toy for Christmas.

For the past month we have been accepting donations for the annual Toys for Kids program. We would like to thank all the people who donated through the boot block held in November and the following local business that donated to make this program possible.

Carlisle Real Estate

Community Bank and Trust

Owens Corning

Bumper to Bumper

Four State Pharmacy

MI Torito        

We would also like to thank the City Clerk’s Office for shopping and separating the toys to make sure a seamless operation for Santa.

 

Toys for Kids

Galena Police Department Annual Christmas

TOYS FOR KIDS

Help Brighten this Holiday Season for our Children by supporting

The Toys for Kids Program.

All Donations Accepted through December 5, 2017

For more Information Contact

Patrol Officer Brad Knight

Galena Police Department

210 Turner Drive

Galena, KS

(620) 783-5065

bradley.knight@leo.gov  / police@galenaks.gov