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Capital Region Scrapbook: The Glenville Police Department to turn 50

Capital Region Scrapbook: The Glenville Police Department to turn 50

The department now has 22 sworn members
Capital Region Scrapbook: The Glenville Police Department to turn 50
The new Glenville Police Department getting sworn in, March 10, 1969
Photographer: Gazette file photo

Members of Glenville's first town police department were first sworn into service on Monday, March 10, 1969.

In the above photo, Supervisor Gilbert E. Smith is seen at far right as he leads the ceremony. Councilmen Charles H. Betts and Thomas F. Wright are seated at far left.

All officers were then employed as part-time help and included Donald Bellamy, Phillip Benner, Joseph Biggica, John Buckley, Benjamin Gabis, Donald E. Glindmyer, William Holzhauer, Varland Hoppe, Fred R. Lindsey Jr., Alfred Lyon, Thomas Morris, Spencer Quick, Clarence D. Rhodes, Luther Warner, Paul Welsh, Ivan Stillwell, Wilfred Martin and Fred Olin.

At first, patrols were only on the road during specific times; the department did not maintain a 24-hour operation.

The town's first full-time officers were sworn in three years later and the first full-time chief was hired in 1976, according to the town's website.

The department now has 22 sworn members, two civilian members and two part-time members. It also has an operating budget of more than $3.3 million, according to the own's site.

 

Some Glenville Police Department cases:

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