Four new Schenectady police recruits start academy; Shenendehowa, Mohonasen grads join city force

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy swears in the new recruits Friday.
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Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy swears in the new recruits Friday.

SCHENECTADY – Four new city police recruits started the police academy Monday, after they were sworn in Friday, police said.

Mayor Gary McCarthy swore the four in Friday at City Hall.

They then started the six-month academy Monday.

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The four new recruits are:

Heather Daoust, 22, a 2018 graduate of Maple Hill High School in Castleton-on-Hudson. She went on to graduate from SUNY Canton summa cum laude, a semester early in 2021, with a bachelor’s degree in criminal investigation.

Matthew Gootz, 23, a 2017 graduate of Shenendehowa High School. He went on to graduate in 2021 from SUNY Oneonta with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

Kyle Kessler, 23, a 2016 graduate of Shaker High School. He graduated from Hartwick College in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

Brandon Smith, 22, a 2017 graduate of Mohonasen High School. He graduated in 2019 from Hudson Valley Community College with an associate degree in individual studies.

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1 Comments
Zachary March 29, 2022
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Congratulations.