GLENVILLE – Glenville residents will see a new face among the town police force starting May 5.
The town board voted unanimously Wednesday evening to hire Yevgeniy “Eugene” Khutoryanskiy as a lateral transfer from the Saratoga Springs Police Department.
“He’s really a wonderful candidate,” said Chief Stephen Janik Thursday.
Khutoryanskiy has almost six years of experience and is also a certified field training officer.
“We’re getting a real trained, qualified officer,” Janik said.
He said because Khutoryanskiy has already been an officer in another department he won’t need much field training other than learning the standards and procedures of the Glenville Police Department.
Khutoryanskiy is also a 2014 graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
Janik said Khutoryanskiy will replace one of two officers, both of whom left to join the state police.
The chief said he is currently reviewing applications from three other lateral transfers. He said, thankfully, there are quite a few officers looking to lateral transfer. The department has not been able to really get anyone off the civil service list because it is small, he said.
After he was sworn in, Khutoryanskiy said he is looking forward to working in Glenville and will continue to give 110% effort to the job.
Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle said Khutoryanskiy will have a salary just under $64,000.
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