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, 2020
In 2020 the department generated/responded to 18,710 calls for service. Our officers made 786 arrests. We investigated 478 motor vehicle crashes, issued 2,188 traffic tickets and 4,896 parking tickets. As a department we completed 3,459 hours of training.
The police department’s full 2020 annual report has been posted to the site.