Johnstown Police Department

  • Agency: Johnstown Police Department
  • Address: 33-41 E. Main Street, Johnstown, 12095 NY
  • Chief: Mark P Gifford (Chief of Police)
Phone: (518) 736-4021
Fax: (518) 762-7868

Johnstown Police Department is located at 33-41 E. Main Street, Johnstown, 12095 NY. The Chief of Police of the department is Mark P Gifford. The Johnstown Police Department phone number is (518) 736-4021.

Johnstown Police Department News

The Johnstown Police Department will be taking part in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 27, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The drop off site will be at the Johnstown Police Department.

Trick or Treat in the City of Johnstown will be Wednesday October 31st, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

We send our prayers out to all that were impacted from yesterday’s tragedy. May god bless you all

The AMBER ALERT has been cancelled.

We will never forget

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 11:51 am, officers from the Johnstown Police Department responded to 7 Briggs Street and began investigating a violent domestic incident. Officers started to search the area for the suspect, Patrick Kane, with the help of members from several surrounding law enforcement agencies including the Gloversville Police Department, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, and New York State Police. A description of the suspect and other information was quickly disseminated to surrounding areas where Kane may have been headed. During the investigation that followed Wednesday’s incident, information was obtained that Kane may have fled to the Albany area on Friday. Albany Police were contacted and checked several locations throughout the night in an attempt to locate Kane. On Sunday morning, officers learned that Kane may be in Troy, NY. The Troy Police Department was contacted and officers began to search for Kane. He was located in downtown Troy and taken into custody. Members of the Johnstown Police Department responded to Troy PD and transported Kane to Johnstown to be held for arraignment in Johnstown City Court. After processing and arraignment, Kane was remanded to Fulton County Jail without bail. The Johnstown Police Department would like to thank all of the law enforcement agencies who assisted in the search for and apprehension of Kane as well as the many citizens who provided leads and additional information which aided in Kane’s capture.

As most are becoming aware, there was a threat made today at Warren Street School. Our office is doing a thorough investigation into this matter and the student has been removed from the school at this time. Our Officers will continue to patrol each and every school in our city as we do everyday. Further information may be provided at the conclusion of the investigation.

Bianna Gillis has been located. Thank you for sharing our previous post.

Stop down to the Johnstown Area Community Center today for the Health Wellness and Information Expo between the hours of 10am and 2pm. Be sure to stop by the Johnstown Police Department table for your free Child ID Cards.

The Johnstown Police Department will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs to the Johnstown Police Department to be disposed of properly. These should not be flushed down the toilet as they contaminate the local water table. NOTE: this event does NOT include the collection of illicit drugs, needles, sharps, or liquids.

Dog found in the area of Parkwood Ave and Briggs Street. Any information please contact Police at 518-736-4021

The Johnstown Police Department is currently investigating multiple larcenies from vehicles that occurred overnight. Some of the areas we have received complaints are East State Street, Prospect Street and Glebe Street. Foot traffic will increase in the city with the warming weather, we would like to remind everyone to lock their vehicle doors.

Happy Easter from our family to yours! We hope you all have a safe and happy holiday

Congratulations to Mark P. Gifford who retired as Chief of Police for the City of Johnstown on January 5th. During his time with the Johnstown Police Department he served as a patrolman, K-9 Officer, sergeant, lieutenant, and Chief. He received a proclamation from Mayor Vernon Jackson at the December council meeting and Lt. David Gilbo presented him with his retirement badge. Help us in wishing him a healthy and happy retirement after 30 years of service to the City of Johnstown.

Reminder to all City of Johnstown residents, the winter parking ban begins Friday December 1st. This means all vehicle's must be off the roadway between the hours of 12am through 6am. Thank you for your cooperation.

We thank all our past and present veterans. Happy Veterans Day and thank you for your service.