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DEPARTMENT NEWS

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New Hires and Promotions

Guilderland Police Department’s newest police officers were sworn in January 6, 2023 by Supervisor Peter Barber at a promotional and swearing-in ceremony held at the Guilderland Town Hall. The four new officers are lateral transfers from the Albany Police, Albany County Sheriff’s, Troy Police and the Wallkill Police Department. In addition, Sergeant Joe Devoe promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, Officer Todd Roberts to the rank of Sergeant and Telecommunicator Steve Witham was promoted to Senior Telecommunicator.

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(L to R) Supervisor Peter Barber, Lieutenant Joe Devoe, Sergeant Todd Roberts and Chief Dan McNally

K-9 Team Graduates

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In December, Officer Tylor Stevens and his K-9 partner Boreas graduated from Police K-9 school sponsored by the Albany County Sheriff's Office along with nine other K-9 teams

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(L to R) Officer Philip DiNovo, Officer Grayson Heyward, Officer David Grant, Officer Justin Farrenkoph and Chief Dan McNally

Officer Stock Honored

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In December, Officer Strock, of the Retail Interdiction Detail at Crossgates Mall, partnered with Gap Inc. who created hope bags for children entering foster care. Over 100 bags were assembled by members of the Gap Inc. team and donated to Berkshire Farms Center and Services for Youth, as well as SNUG of Albany, a program designed to assist with at risk youth. During the partnership event, Officer Strock was honored by Gap Inc. Asset Protection with the Quarter 3 2022 Award for outstanding service to the retail community

Deputy Chief Cox Retires

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Deputy Chief Curtis A. Cox was celebrated at a walkout ceremony on October 28 following 44 years of service to the Town of Guilderland. Cox, who started as a dispatcher, was sworn in as a police officer in 1984 and over the years rose through the ranks holding the positions of Sergeant, First Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and Deputy Chief. The Guilderland Police Department wishes him the best in his retirement. 

Guilderland Police 50th Anniversary Memorabilia Available

The Guilderland Police began patrolling the streets of Guilderland in 1972 with a small police force in a rural town. As the Town has grown so has the Guilderland Police Department, which now has 41 members from the Chief of Police down to Patrol Officers. This summer to commemorate 50 years of serving our community, the Guilderland Police Department held two special events. The first was at DiCaprio Park in June and the second was a combined event with National Night Out at Tawasentha Park, Members of the Guilderland Police Department celebrated with our community, 50 years of dedicated service by the men and women of the Guilderland Police.

 

To mark this milestone, the Guilderland Police are selling challenge coins and patches while supplies last. The coins are $8.00 each or 3 for $20.00 and the patches are $5.00 each. Payment is accepted by cash, check or money order payable to Town of Guilderland. Memorabilia is available for pickup only in the police Chief's office, on the second floor of the police department, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. 

50th Anniversary Patch

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50th Anniversary Challenge Coin

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