City of Troy NY Police Department
  • Service
  • Trust
  • Professionalism


The Department

John Tedesco
Chief of Police
(518) 270-4442

The Troy Police Department (TPD) is staffed by 130 sworn members, and a support staff of 17. The department’s $16, 800,000 budget provides fiscal support for a full-array of law enforcement services, including specialty units, such as Evidence Technicians, Community Police, K9 Units, and a technologically advanced Mobile Command Post. The department features two primary divisions, Operations & Investigations, commanded by an Assistant Chief & Deputy Chief, respectively.

Accredited by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, TPD provides a high level of service through an active community policing philosophy. The City of Troy is well-recognized for its partnership with community groups. Service to the community is provided by three police facilities sited throughout the city.

 Operations Division      Investigations Division
Richard McAvoy
Deputy Chief
(518) 270-4444
  George VanBramer
Assistant Chief
(518) 270-4780

Firearms and Drugs Interdiction Unit
Drug Tip Line
(518) 270-5004

- Narcotics
- Vice
- Prostitution

Detective Unit
Captain: Richard Sprague 
(518) 270-4426

    - All investigations
    - Missing and exploited children
    - Domestic violence investigation
    - Gang intelligence
    - Juvenile
    - Sex offender registry

      Internal Affairs
      Captain: Joseph Centanni 
      (518) 270-4414

      - Internal affairs process
      - Police objective review committee liason
      - Internal inspections

        Any citizen who is dissatisfied with police services
        or believes they have witnessed or been a victim
        of police misconduct can file a complaint in person
        at any police facility or by telephone to the Internal
        Affairs Unit at (518) 270-4414.

           

          Patrol Division
          Contact Platoon Commanders at
          (518) 270-4425

          1st Platoon Commander: 
          Captain: Matthew Montanino

          2nd Platoon Commander
          Captain: Daniel DeWolf

          3rd Platoon Commander
          Captain: Jude Baker 

          - Patrol 4 zones within the City
          - Approximately 50,000 calls for service annually

          Community Police
          Sergeant: Sam Carello
          (518) 270-4524

          - Civil enforcement unit
          - Nuisance abatement enforcement
          - Central business district walking patrols

          Traffic

          - Traffic safety programs and training
          - Child seat install and inspections
          - Crossing guards
          - Motorcycle patrol
          - Investigate traffic complaints and major crashes
          - Commercial vehicle enforcement
          - D.W.I. enforcement

          Community Police Main (518) 270-4689

                 
            Administrative Services

            Police Chief Secretary: Kitty Carley (518) 270-4525
            Admin. Assistant: Claudia Mahoney (518) 270-4525
            Comm. Police Asst: Meghan LaBarge (518) 270-4689
            Payroll: Emily Ruffenin (518) 270-4443
            Grants & Tech: Captain: Brian Owens (518) 270-4655 
            Training: Captain: Christopher Kehn (518) 270-4435
            Planning: Captain: Thomas Bevevino (518) 270-4446
            Records: Sergeant: Jamshid Holehan (518) 270-4653
            Property: William Gillett (518) 270-4434
            Garage: Supervisor Robert Paloski (518) 270-5653
            Mechanic: Walter Skothicki (518) 270-5653