Gloversville Police Department

  • Agency: Gloversville Police Department
  • Address: 3 Frontage Rd, Gloversville, 12078 NY
  • Chief: John H Harzinski (Chief of Police)
Phone: 518-773-4514

Gloversville Police Department is located at 3 Frontage Rd, Gloversville, 12078 NY. The Chief of Police of the department is John H Harzinski. The Gloversville Police Department phone number is 518-773-4514.

Gloversville Police Department News

GLOVERSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE The Gloversville Police Department Patrol Division is in receipt of several reports of “needles”, and “pins”, having been discovered in candy which was collected while Trick-Or-Treating in the City of Gloversville. The type of candy involved has varied. Those individuals who have filed complaints report that they were Trick-Or-Treating in the area of Kingsboro Ave., from First Ave. north to Sixth Ave. Parents are strongly encouraged to closely inspect any candy which was collected. Anyone who discovers an item in their candy is asked to contact the Gloversville Police Department at 518-773-4506. The Gloversville Police Department has been in communication with their law enforcement partners at the New York State Police, as well as other local law enforcement agencies in Fulton County.

PRESS RELEASE In October, the City of Gloversville installed video surveillance cameras at Littauer Field on Union Street offering multiple views of the grounds and facilities. The cameras will provide 24 hour video recorded surveillance of this park and playground. The purpose of the surveillance cameras is to deter criminal activity, improve and enhance public safety during day-to-day utilization of the park as well as for special events and athletic activities. The surveillance cameras will also provide an additional investigative tool for law enforcement. The Gloversville Department of Public Works led by Director Dale Trumbull and the City Electrician, James Walsh, took the lead on this project and were instrumental with assisting the vendor with the installation and implementation of the cameras. The Gloversville Police Department would also like to thank Mayor Dayton King and the Gloversville Common Council for supporting this public safety initiative in response to a recent act of vandalism over the summer which damaged the field.

During the days leading up to Trick or Treat, Gloversville Police Chief Marc Porter and his staff presented Trick or Treat safety tips to students of the Gloversville Enlarged School District. The police department donated reflective trick or treat bags with safety tips printed on them at the presentations. As a reminder, Trick or Treat in Gloversville is Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 6 PM to 8 PM. The Gloversville Police Department will have extra police officers and detectives on duty to help patrol our neighborhoods and promote a safe experience for our children. The Gloversville Police Benevolent Association will be handing out candy donated by the PBA at Melchoir Park during Trick or Treat hours. Please visit us at that location. Please have a safe and enjoyable night. Pictured below are Chief Porter and Police Officer Nicole Buckley with students from Park Terrace Elementary School on October 25, 2018.

A look back at October 27, 1911.. MOUNTED POLICEMAN JOHN HENRY POLLOCK GLOVERSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, NEW YORK End of Watch: Friday, October 27, 1911 Policeman Pollock died of a gunshot wound he received two days earlier while searching for a murder suspect. Policeman Pollock joined a posse of 50 Deputy Sheriff’s from around the area in a search for a suspect who shot and killed a livery driver earlier in the night. When Policeman Pollock and another Deputy encountered the suspect, Policeman Pollock and the deputy were shot and wounded. Policeman Pollock died two days later from his wounds. The other Deputy recovered from his wounds. The suspect was captured on Mountain Lake Road after he was shot and seriously wounded by a posse member a few hours later. Read More – Leave a Reflection

NEWS RELEASE GLOVERSVILLE POLICE TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS OCTOBER 27, 2018 AT THE GLOVERSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, 3 FRONTAGE ROAD, GLOVERSVILLE, NY 12078 GLOVERSVILLE, NY – On Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Gloversville Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 16th opportunity in 8 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Gloversville Police Department at 3 Frontage Road, Gloversville, NY 12078. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last April, Americans nationwide did their part to reduce the opioid crisis by bringing the DEA and its more than 4,683 local and tribal law enforcement partners a record-setting 949,046 pounds—474.5 tons—of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal at more than 5,842 collection sites. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 27 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website or contact the Gloversville Police Department Detective Division at (518) 773-4514.

Surveillance cameras have now been installed at Wohlfarth's Pond and the Gloversville Transit Authority (for the purpose of monitoring the tractor trailer lot). Additionally, signs were purchased by police and installed by DPW in our parks, streets and other public places where we have cameras as a reminder to the public and a visual deterrent to committing criminal activity. The City of Gloversville is committed to maintaining a safe environment in our parks, playgrounds and other public areas for everyone to enjoy. Future public safety surveillance projects are being planned at this time.

The Gloversville Police Department would like to thank everyone that helped make our National Night Out event a success. We appreciate the support from the public, local media, community organizations, public safety agencies, public works, corporate sponsors, vendors and numerous volunteers that donated their time, expertise and talents for a good cause. Our annual bicycle auction raised $230 that will be donated in the form of a check to the Parkhurst Field Foundation, approved by City resolution, toward their capital campaign. The Gloversville Police Department would also like to recognize Sergeant Darren Coupas for his efforts with organzing this year's event. Thank you, Marc Porter Chief of Police

Congratulations to our three recent graduates of the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy. A graduation ceremony took place on July 15, 2018 at Proctor's Theater in Schenectady. Pictured from left to right are Police Officers Johnathon Spychalski, Nicole Buckley and Brett Hanson. The new Police Officers are continuing their field training with NYS certified Field Training Officers from within the Gloversville Police Department. We wish our new officers the best as they embark on their rewarding, yet challenging law enforcement careers.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT – August 7th; GLOVERSVILLE TO JOIN COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE FOR “AMERICA’S NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME” Chief Marc D. Porter and the Gloversville Neighborhood Watch are proud to announce the Police Department’s hosting of this year’s National Night Out 2018 on Tuesday, August 7th. We encourage everyone to come out and join their neighbors in partaking in this exciting crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out involves over 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all 38 million people are expected to participate in this year’s 35th Annual National Night Out. National Night Out is nationally sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), Ring, Associa, Dietz & Wasson and co-sponsored locally by the Gloversville Police Department. National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on August 7th, residents throughout Gloversville and across the nation are asked to spend the evening outside with neighbors and Police. This “country wide block party” will take place at Gloversville’s Farmer’s Market Pavilion on Elm Street and will include displays and presentations from the Gloversville Police Department, various other county, and state law enforcement agencies, fire trucks, ambulances as well as various other organizations and community groups and so much more. Some of the highlights of the evening include a live band, bicycle auction, Child Safe ID, face painting, give-a-ways, music, ice cream, and fun for the whole family. Everyone is welcome!!! Contact: Sgt. Darren Coupas at (518)773-4506 or

Members of the Glove Cities ERT, consisting of police officers from the Gloversville and Johnstown Police Departments, participated in the second annual "Tac Week" hosted by the State Preparedness Center in Oriskany, NY during the week of May 15-17, 2018. The Glove Cities ERT competed in the week's events and finished 2nd overall out of 8 teams from across New York State. Great job by all the agencies that participated! Below is a link to the press release from the NYS Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

Since 5/4/2018, fifteen larcenies from vehicles have occurred in Albany and Saratoga Counties. Suspects are forcibly entering vehicles parked at Little League baseball fields and proceeding to take purses and wallets from inside. Pattern Elements:  *Little League Baseball Fields targeted  *Daytime incidents  *Vehicle windows smashed  *Purses, wallets and currency taken Here are some basic parking safety tips that may be useful: •Always Lock Your Doors •Roll Up and Lock Your Windows •Do Not Leave Valuables In Sight - (phones, pagers, purses, wallets, etc., invite theft) •Put valuables and packages in the trunk or out of sight before arriving at the parking facility. •If you have the option, choose a parking spot that is well-lit. •Do not hide a spare key in or on your car - it can be found. •Be aware and report any suspicious activity immediately by calling (518)736-2100 or for emergencies dial 911 Marc Porter Chief of Police