Chief Cory Stambaugh - August 28, 2023

Chief Cory Stambaugh

Welcome to the Garden City Police Department! We are a great team of dedicated professionals proud of the high level of S.E.R.V.I.C.E (Safety, Excellence, Respect, Valor, Integrity, Community, Empathy) we provide. Our S.E.R.V.I.C.E motto was developed in 2015 in conjunction with our citizens, our city, and our team here at GCPD.  Our motto is at the core of our policing philosophy.  The foundation GCPD stands on while striving to make Garden City a destination where people want to live, work, and play is made up of four pillars. These pillars are not listed in any order of importance. We must demonstrate them all to grow.
The first pillar in our foundation of success is you, our community.  Nearly 200 years ago Sir Robert Peel coined the phrase “Police are the people, and the people are the police.” This phrase could not be more important than it is today.  Our relationships with our citizens, our business owners, our non-profits, and our visitors are essential to providing you with a high level of S.E.R.V.I.C.E.
Every member of the Garden City Police Department is the second pillar of our foundation.  We are proud of our professionalism and our commitment to you.  We strive to hire and retain the right people. While our patrol team is the daily face of the department, you have a team of detectives, public safety aides, records staff, victim witness coordinator, evidence manager, a building manager, and volunteers working every day to support our citizens.  Everyone at team GCPD is proud of our part in making Garden City a safe destination city.
The City of Garden City is the third pillar in our foundation of success.  As a city we have a “One City, One Team” motto.  The Mayor and City Council have a vision for our future and empower every department in the city to work together to make the vision a reality. All Garden City departments work together to continue to make Garden City a place where people want to live, work, and play.
Our partnerships with other law enforcement agencies, our fire department, and our paramedics is the final pillar in our foundation of success. We all work together to provide a consistent high level of service no matter where it is needed.  The Garden City Police Department and our partners want to ensure that the Treasure Valley is a safe place.
If you ever need anything from your Garden City Police Department, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Chief Cory Stambaugh