He’s a familiar face to thousands of kids in Cottonwood Heights, and Officer Michael Galieti has been a part of the Cottonwood Heights Police Department since its inception. He’s also been the D.A.R.E. officer at our schools for several years, where he’s taught kids the importance of resisting the temptations of drugs, alcohol, tobacco use and bullying. There’s a good chance that if you asked any child who attended elementary school in Cottonwood Heights, they’d know Galieti and consider him a friend.
Galieti held his final D.A.R.E. graduation ceremonies in early January, just prior to his retirement from the CHPD. A retirement party was held in his honor at City Hall on Jan. 13.
Galieti has been a police officer in Utah since 1999, and has served with distinction ever since. He’s moving on to complete a Ph. D. in organizational management.
We will miss Officer Galieti, and wish him well in his new endeavors.