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A Message from the Chief

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Message from the Chief                              

I welcome you to our Garden City Police Department web page, and I encourage you to review our available departmental information.

I have proudly served our community for over twenty-four years as a Garden City police officer. One of my primary goals is to recruit and retain individuals who are excited about working in the police profession, and realize their work has a direct impact on our community. I want our team to be in a position to achieve greatness, and to give everyone in our community an opportunity to enhance their lives. Our entire team is dedicated to providing professional police services.  Ballard SM

The Garden City Police Department is a State Certified and Nationally Accredited Agency

Our goal is to provide the protection of individual life and liberty, while maintaining a peaceful and stable community.

We are committed to our Mission, which is to provide quality police service to our community by promoting a safe environment through police and citizen interaction with an emphasis on, integrity, fairness, and professionalism.

Our team is committed to our core values, which makes us F.I.R.S.T. in service, F.I.R.S.T. in customer satisfaction, F.I.R.S.T. in results, and F.I.R.S.T. in professionalism.

Fairness:  We treat all people, impartially, with consideration and compassion. We are equally responsive to our employees and the community we serve.

Integrity:  We are committed to the highest performance standards, ethical conduct, honesty, and truthfulness in all relationships. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and take pride in a professional level of service to all.

Respect: We treat all persons in a dignified and courteous manner, and exhibit understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity, both in our professional and personal endeavors.

Service: We provide customer service in a courteous, efficient, and accountable manner through problem-solving partnerships with citizens. We focus on customer needs and foster community oriented policing.

Teamwork: We foster collaborations among our employees. We work in partnership with the community, and other agencies to ensure focus and commitment to achieving goals.

Proud to Serve,

Gilbert C. Ballard

Chief of Police