New officers begin field training

From left are Andrew Wilson, Stephen Kolbe, Michael Quattrocchi, James Loose Elizabeth Hogan and Christopher Pescetti are presented to the Gloversville Common Council during a June 27 meeting by Police Chief Marc Porter. (The Leader-Herald/Kerry Minor)

GLOVERSVILLE — Starting Nov. 30, new officers for the Gloversville Police Department began their field training in the city.

Police Chief Marc Porter said trainees will be working with current officers of the department.

“They will be on all four platoons,” Porter said.

City residents may see the officers as they go around with fellow police during their training, according to Porter.

“You may start seeing two people to a car,” Porter said.

In June, the department swore in six new officers who began attending the law enforcement academy in June. The city held a swearing in ceremony a few days later for new recruits Andrew Wilson, Stephen Kolbe, Michael Quattrocchi, James Loose, Elizabeth Hogan and Christopher Pescetti.

Porter said the new officers are scheduled to graduate from the academy on Jan. 5.

The city created new positions for officers in the 2017 budget. In addition, they had to fill positions left vacant by the retirement of former Capt. Michael Jory, who is now serving as chief of the Herkimer Police Department.