Fire Hydrant Testing

In order to meet ISO Standards, The City of Galena will be testing fire hydrants throughout the city the week of August 15th – 19th, 2016. Some residents may experience a temporary discoloration of their water during this testing period.

Residential Burglaries and Instances of Vandalism

The Galena Police Department is currently investigating several residential burglaries and instances of vandalism, which have occurred during the overnight hours in the past couple of weeks. Most of the reported incidents have been concentrated to the Mid-Southern quadrants of the city.

“In addition to enhancing our neighborhood patrols, officers have been conducting numerous interviews and following up on several leads. While we have developed potential suspects, our investigation is ongoing and until the suspects are apprehended, we ask residents to make sure their doors and windows are locked, along with making sure their vehicles are secured,” stated Galena Chief of Police Billy Charles.

“We also strongly encourage residents who see or hear anything suspicious to immediately contact us, so we can check it out,” continued Chief Charles.

Not all of the recently reported property crimes have involved theft, as some include vandalism, such as moving items from one yard to another, unscrewing porch lights, etc…

Chief Charles asks anyone who has property stolen or disturbed to notify his department immediately.

Anyone with information as to these recent crimes is asked to contact the Galena Police Department at 620-783-1900. All callers can remain anonymous.


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Neighborhood Watch Program

August 8th, at 630pm in the Galena Community Room will be our next neighborhood watch meeting.

See you all there.

-Information about trying to prevent break-ins and thefts-

If you have motion lights on your home, keep them on. Keep a porch light on! Lit up areas are less inviting to criminals. Also, secure any expensive items.
If you see someone lurking around call law enforcement. That’s what they’re there for. If you have your cell phone, snap a picture of them so it’s easier to identify them. If you seen strange vehicles, get a description, a licence plate number. Get as many details about the suspect and vehicles as you can. What direction are they going? If your neighbors dogs begin to bark and carry on, go investigate.

The neighborhood watch program is not a vigilante group, we are there to help support our police officers and provide information to help apprehend criminals.
If you see something suspicious, you can text what you’re seeing or the photos you’ve taken to 888777 “tipcherokee” and it’s completely anonymous! Call 911 to report any suspicious activity!

It’s much easier to help out our police with eyes and ears out EVERY where. The police are doing the very best that they can! So let’s help out!!

City Ordinance on Curfew’s

Because of recent events during the overnight hours throughout the city; The Police Department is reminding residence of the Curfew Ordinance.

City Code

Chapter XI: Public Offenses

Article 2 Local Regulations



(a) It shall be unlawful for any minor 18 years or younger to loiter, ramble, play or frequent the streets or other places in this city after the hour of 10:30 p.m. and before 7:00 a.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays, and after the hour of 12:00a.m. and before 7:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays hereafter unless such minor is accompanied by parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of such minor or is in the performance of an errand or duty directed by such parent, guardian or legal custodian, whose employment makes it necessary to be upon the streets or other public places during the night or after the specified hours.

(b) It is hereby made unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having the legal custody of any person 18 years or younger to allow or permit the minor to loiter or frequent the streets or other public places of this city within the time prohibited in this section.

(c) Any person found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a violation of this code and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $100.00 or confinement in the city jail not to exceed 30 days (Ord. 860, Secs1:3)

Community Support

The Galena Police Department would like to thank Christ Point Church for the home cooked meals they provided over the past week. The Officers have enjoyed these meals and are appreciative of the support demonstrated by the members of this congregation.


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Hey Galena!! Here is something for everyone to be proud of! We have two teams that have been playing their hearts out. Our 15u Babe Ruth team is headed to junction city Kansas to play in the state tournament and our 12u Cal Ripken team is headed to Fargo North Dakota to play in the Midwest regionals tournament. We are very proud of all of them! Go Galena!!


15u roster Kilin Cannady, Austin Sturgis, JC Shelton, T Lane, Logan Henderson, Wilder Coquillette, Bryce Johnson, AJ Holmes, and Kasen Russell. Coaches Troy Sturgis and Austin Henderson.

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12u Roster Evan Turner, Malachi Wesley, Tyler Little, Hadley Price, Easton Dart, Hayden Pence, Kenyon Martin, Daryn Combs, Kaden Niday, Connor Albright, Brett Sarwinski, and Kobe McGlothlin. Coaches Brad Price, Chris Dart, and Kris McGlothlin