The Guilderland Police Department is a New York State Accredited Agency located in the town of Guilderland, Albany County, New York and borders the city of Albany, and the towns of Colonie, Rotterdam, Voorheesville, Bethlehem, Knox, and Princetown. The department was established in 1972 and received its accreditation recognition from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services in September of 2009.

The police department is composed of 39 sworn members who make up the sworn staff of the police department along with 10 telecommunicators, 3 administrative office staff members, and 3 animal services members. It is a 24 hour department that serves over 32,000 residents and covers approximately 62 square miles of both rural, residential and commercial areas. Officers and employees of the Guilderland Police Department take pride in their duties and the services they provide.



Daniel P. McNally

Chief of Police

Serving Since 1988

Curtis A. Cox

Deputy Chief

Serving Since 1984

Eric H. Batchelder


Serving Since 2001


The mission of the Guilderland Police Department is to:


1. Deter crime and apprehend criminals;


2. Maintain strong police-community relations; and,


3. Continually enhance the training and expertise of each member of the police force.


1. To identify criminal activity, pursue and apprehend criminal offenders, and proceed in the prosecution of known offenders.


2. To maintain a proactive patrol and investigation force and thus reduce the opportunity to commit crime.


3. To facilitate the movement of people and vehicles through analysis and commitment of selective traffic enforcement resources.


4. To perpetuate a sound managerial environment that focuses upon Department goals and provides for career development through training, advancement and reward for exemplary performance.


5. To instill public confidence in the agency by maintaining a high degree of professionalism, dedication and expertise in the development of police service.