Police quarterly report released

GLOVERSVILLE — Police Chief Marc Porter released the department’s quarterly report for the second quarter of 2017. During that time, the department responded to 4,869 calls and made a total of 372 arrests.

That is a slight uptick from the first quarter of 2017 when there were 4,271 calls and 290 arrests. The second quarter includes the months of April, May and June.

Of the calls for service, 374 were for disorderly conduct and 255 involved domestic violence. An additional 304 were calls to assist the public for a variety of reasons.

On the traffic side, 615 traffic stops were made with 420 tickets issued. Officers issued 155 parking tickets, investigated 97 traffic accidents and performed 1,199 premise checks.

Also in the report:

∫ The department has also purchased an Avatar III robot which will be used by the Emergency Response Team.

The robot was received by the department in June and the team is expected to begin training with it this summer.

The Common Council approved the $26,000 purchase of the robot in April.

Funding for the Avatar III robot came from a 2015 Tactical Team Grant.

According to Aardvark, which is where the city obtained the item, the robot allows law enforcement officials to “safely and quickly inspect dangerous situations.”

The robot featured a continuous, or tank, track and a camera.

∫Six patrol rifle kits were purchased in June.

The kits include rifles, ballistic plate carriers and ballistic helmets. The equipment was purchased with a state Division of Criminal Justice Services Police Protective Equipment Grant funding from 2016.

∫The GPD has applied for a 2017 Bulletproof vest program funding through the Department of Justice.

The department has also applied for the 2017 Livescan equipment grant funding. The grant allows state agencies to apply for up to $10,000 to support the electronic booking system upgrade.

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