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Handgun Recovered Following Shots Fired Call

July 9th, 2022|

On July 9, 2022, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Watervliet Police Department responded to the 1900 block of Sixth Avenue to investigate a complaint of shots fired. Through investigation, it was discovered that Keiji N. Mason Flowers discharged several rounds from a handgun while in her back yard. The Watervliet

18-year-old Parolee Charged with Loaded Handgun

July 4th, 2022|

On June 27, 2022, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Watervliet police officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on Fifth Avenue after observing violations of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law. It was discovered that the driver, Quazier J. Wertz, was illegally operating the vehicle. Inside Wertz’s vehicle, officers located a loaded, illegally-possessed 9mm handgun

The Watervliet Police Department Announces the Introduction of a Body Worn Camera (BWC) Program

July 4th, 2022|

The Watervliet Police Department is excited to announce the implementation of a Body Worn Camera (BWC) Program. Body worn cameras offer the ability to view police activity from a unique perspective which aids in identifying many training, recognition and feedback opportunities. In addition, they increase transparency, accountability and trust which

17-year-old Parolee Charged with Loaded Handgun

July 4th, 2022|

On June 21, 2022 at approximately 6:50 p.m., Watervliet police officers responded to the 1500 block of Sixth Avenue with members of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to conduct an inquiry of a juvenile parolee who was alleged to be in possession of a firearm.

Watervliet Police Department Recovers Four ‘Ghost Guns’ Which are Fast Becoming an Increased Threat to Many Communities.

April 22nd, 2022|

On April 16, 2022, the Watervliet Police Department investigated the alleged unlawful possession of a firearm by a resident of 747 Broadway. At the conclusion of a search warrant executed by the Watervliet Police Department, in conjunction with the Colonie Police Department’s Special Services Team, four illegally possessed, untraceable 9mm

Cohoes Woman Arrested After Intentionally Causing House Fire.

April 15th, 2022|

On April 12, 2022, at approximately 1:37 a.m., the Watervliet Police Department responded to a structure fire at 1409 Broadway. Upon arrival, first responders observed a heavy fire condition at the basement apartment entryway. In addition, a vehicle nearby the residence sustained extensive damage not as a result of the

WPD Now Hiring

March 31st, 2022|

  The Watervliet Police Department is seeking experienced candidates for the position of "Discovery Coordinator" Interested candidates should complete an application (found below) and submit it to the Secretary of Civil Service, Carol Ratigan. Click below to view the official job posting. Further questions can be directed to LT. Brian

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