Meet the CHPD Officers…

Meet the CHPD Officers…
Posted on 04/01/2016

By Martha Cardon

Detective Michael Galieti

Detective Michael Galieti always has his fingers on the pulse of what’s going on in our community. 

Serving as the School Resource Officer at Butler Middle School for six years and active at five elementary schools, Detective Galieti works closely with school administrations and deals with a variety of issues involving students. He teaches two programs: DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and ‘Keeping It REAL’ (Refuse, Explain, Avoid, and Leave) to help students make wise choices about drugs and alcohol.  In other words, he teaches them, “Don’t go there!” 

Previously with the West Jordan Police Department, Detective Galieti was one of the original officers who helped start the CHPD in 2008.  Detective Galieti is passionate about what he does: First, as a police officer who works with and loves kids and second as a teacher who helps change lives. He wants kids to know him personally and to develop positive relationships.

Mike Galieti has been married for more than 20 years to a marriage counselor (seems fitting, doesn’t it?), and one of his grandchildren attends Butler Middle School. While attending the police academy, Mike earned his Masters Degree in Management and is currently working on a doctorate in Organizational Leadership. He will finish his coursework this year and then tackle the dissertation. He had a business background before his law enforcement career and hopes to teach college classes in the future.

Neighborhood Watch is one of Detective Galieti’s specialties. He says, “It leverages the community’s investment in law enforcement,” and that, “Where law enforcement has more community support, it becomes more effective.”  Galieti appreciates and values Cottonwood Heights’ community support!

Thank you, Detective Galieti, for your service to our community!