On January 8, the Guilderland Police Department and Supervisor Barber held a swearing in ceremony for new Police Officer Nicholas Crodelle. Officer Crodelle was a lateral transfer from the SUNY Albany Police Department.
Town Supervisor Peter G. Barber remarked: “The appointment of Officer Nicholas Crodelle brings the Town’s police force to 43 law enforcement personnel, the largest force in the Town’s history. This growth has allowed the Police Department to deploy more officers in our schools and devote more assets to address local neighborhood issues. I applaud Chief McNally’s plan for enhancing public safety.”
Chief McNally added: “I am optimistic for a great year. The department will be completing its communication project that includes new dispatcher consoles and connection to the core, enhancing agency interoperability. The department will be upgrading our taser devices which provides an enhanced less-lethal option for street encounters. Both of these items improve officer and public safety.”
The Guilderland Police Department is comprised of a Command Staff, Sergeants, Investigators, Patrol Division, Telecommunicators, Animal Control Officers and an administration staff. Since 2009 the Guilderland Police Department has been an accredited agency through the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. Only approximately one third of agencies across the State are accredited.