The city of Glens Falls is located approximately 50 miles north of Albany, in Warren County New York, and serves a population of 15,000 residents. It covers an area of 3.8 square miles and it’s Police Department has 30 sworn members.
The department is headed by G. Joseph Boisclair, who has served as Chief of Police since January of 2021. Chief Boisclair has served the city of Glens Falls for 20 years.
Assistant Chief Jarred Smith is second in command of the department and has served the city of Glens Falls for 15 years.
The Detective Division of the department is under the command of Detective Lieutenant Seth French, who has served the city of Glens Falls for 15 years. The detective division consists of 3 detectives that are tasked with conducting criminal and drug investigations into offenses committed within the city of Glens Falls.
The Patrol Division of the department is under the command of Lieutenant Shawn Lovelace, who has served the city of Glens Falls for 16 years. The patrol division consists of 4 sergeants and 20 police officers. The patrol division is tasked with protecting life and property, responding to calls for service, conducting thorough preliminary investigations, enforcing laws and ordinances, crime prevention, and fostering community relations.
Quick Stats, 2019
In 2018 the department handled 13,970 calls for service. Our officers made 1,089 arrests and of those, 122 were drug related offenses. We investigated 667 motor vehicle crashes, issued 2,406 traffic tickets and 6,339 parking tickets.
The police department’s full 2019 annual report has been posted to the site.