Gloversville Police Department

The Gloversville Police Department is a full service police agency. Dispatched by Fulton County’s Central Dispatch Center, twenty-four hour a day emergency and non emergency service is provided, with administrative offices open from 8 am to 4 pm weekdays at 3 Frontage Rd.

The Department has a total of 35 members with members assigned to Patrol, Investigative (Detective) and Administrative divisions.

On December 7, 2017, the City of Gloversville Police Department received their accreditation status from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

Along with the traditional police services, the department offers the community the following:

    • A Neighborhood Watch Program
    • Residential and Commercial Property and Premise Checks
    • Bicycle Patrol
    • Safe Child ID
    • Animal Control
    • Full-Time School Resource Officer Program
    • Police Honor Guard
    • Regional Emergency Response Team
    • Child Restraint Seat Installation
    • and more

The department has embraced the concept of community policing, striving tirelessly to improve the rapport between its members and the public, for only when the public and its police agencies share a common thread of trust and cooperation, will those that would endanger the peace and safety of the community be prevented from doing so.

The department has committed itself to provide the best possible law enforcement for the citizens of Gloversville. To ensure that this commitment would be reached, we have hired the best people for the job and provided them with the best training available. The result – an extremely high degree of professionalism, capability and performance. The City of Gloversville is well served by its police department.

Contact Numbers

Emergency Number: 911


Chief of Police
Michael Garavelli
(518) 773-4514

Brad Schaffer
(518) 773-4502

Detective Lieutenant
Lucas Nellis
(518) 773-4513

Public Safety Secretary
Paula Hunt
(518) 773-4504

Sergeants Desk
(518) 773-4506

Detective Division
(518) 773-4505