Chief Pete Frisoni
Chief Pete Frisoni became Scotia’s 9th Police Chief on September 5th, 2011. Since beginning his law enforcement career in 1988, he has served with the University at Albany Department of Public Safety, New York State Police, and the Schenectady Police Department, where he rose to the rank of Captain of the Investigative Services Bureau. As second-in-command, Chief Frisoni oversaw the Detective Division, Youth Aid Bureau, Special Investigations Unit, Crime Scene Investigation Unit and the Office of Field Intelligence. He directed numerous high-profile criminal investigations and worked closely with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Chief Frisoni’s supervisory experience encompassed patrol, investigations, communications and administration.
Since 2001, Chief Frisoni has taught extensively at the Zone 5 Law Enforcement Academy, instructing both new police officers and supervisors, as well as directing the Basic Investigator’s Course and the Police Supervision Course. He has also served on the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services curriculum committee for both courses. In addition, Chief Frisoni has taught police-media relations to law enforcement executives from around the state.
Chief Frisoni is a Rotterdam native and graduated from Schalmont High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting from Buffalo State College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Marist College, where he received the G. Patrick Gallagher Award for research in core values in law enforcement.
Chief Frisoni is the 2017 president of the Northeastern Chiefs of Police Conference and second vice president of the Zone 5 Law Enforcement Training Academy’s board of directors. He is also on the Schenectady County Domestic Violence Task Force steering committee, Schenectady County Child Advocacy Center advisory board, Schenectady County Unified Communications Center technical advisory committee, Schenectady County Community College criminal justice program advisory committee, Scotia-Glenville School District safety committee, and Scotia Cares Association board of directors. Chief Frisoni is also a member of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and Scotia Rotary.