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.

Administrative Services

Police Chief Secretary – Kitty Carley (518) 270-4525
Admin. Assistant – Claudia Mahoney (518) 270-4525
Comm. Police Assistant – Meghan LaBarge (518) 270-4689
Payroll – Michele Miles (518) 270-4443
Grants Tech – Captain Brian Owens (518) 270-4655
Training – Captain Christopher Kehn (518) 270-4435
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

Investigations Bureau

Richard McAvoy
Deputy Chief
(518) 270-4444

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

  • Narcotics
  • Vice
  • Prostitution

Special Units

  • Emergency Response Team

Investigations Bureau
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.

Operations Division

George VanBramer
Assistant Chief
(518) 270-4780

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
Main Number (518) 270-4689

Captain: Thomas Bevevino
(518) 270-4446

Sergeant
: Sam Carello
(518) 270-4524

  • Civil enforcement unit
  • Nuisance abatement enforcement
  • 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