GPD announces promotions

GLOVERSVILLE – The following members of the Gloversville Police Department were promoted effective Monday, a news release said.

– Sgt. Marc Porter has been promoted to the position of captain, which was vacated by the retirement of John P. Sira Jr. effective Saturday. Porter joined the Gloversville Police Department on Feb. 22, 1998. He was promoted to sergeant in July 2008.

– Officer Michael Garavelli has been promoted to sergeant, the position vacated by Capt. Porter. Garavelli joined the Gloversville Police Department on July 6, 2008. Prior to that, he served with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, the Schenectady Police Department and the Albany Police Department.