“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” ~ Arthur Ashe
Message from the Chief:
On behalf of the men and women of the Glens Falls Police Department, welcome to our website and thank you for taking the time to learn about our organization. I’m honored to have the privilege of serving the community and the men and women of our department. I invite you to browse our website and familiarize yourself with the various aspects of our department. My hope is that these pages provide useful and interesting information about the police department and the services we currently provide.
The dedicated professionals of the Glens Falls Police Department serve a population of approximately 15,000 citizens. Our staff consists of thirty sworn police officers and two civilian staff members. The members of the Glens Falls Police Department truly care about the safety of our community and providing excellent customer service. Our staff responds to the public safety needs of the community with our primary focus being the safety and well-being of our citizens and visitors.
Our policing philosophy balances a foundation of traditional policing concepts with innovative and progressive methods. Community issues are often best addressed by working in partnership with citizens, therefore, the GFPD will continually strive to improve public relations and increase public confidence.
As your chief of police, I will listen to your needs and strive to be open and honest with community members, as well as the men and women with whom I serve. I believe maintaining a high level of professionalism within the police department serves to maintain the quality of public safety our citizens deserve and fosters collaborative efforts which result in constantly improving community relations.
My goal is to make our pages a good source of current information for our citizens and visitors to our community. Please feel free to contact me with suggestions or comments.
– Jarred M. Smith, Chief of Police