Child Seat Check Event 9/25

As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, the Scotia Police Department will hold a child seat check event this Tuesday, September 25th, from 5-7 p.m. at Jumpin’ Jack’s Drive-In on Schonowee Avenue.

Technicians will check seats and installations, and provide free seats if needed.

No appointment is necessary.

Employment Opportunities

The Village of Scotia is seeking applicants for part-time, seasonal School Traffic Officer and Park Security Officer positions.

Visit the “Employment” section for more information.

Theft from Elderly Resident by Fake Utility Worker

The Scotia Police Department is investigating the theft of jewelry and money from an elderly person that occurred December 1st at about 1 p.m. at a Cuthbert Street residence.  The victim reported that a Hispanic male came to the house and said there was work being done on the water main down the street and that he needed to check the water pressure inside.  Upon being let in, the suspect said he needed to see the water meter in the basement.  While in the basement together, the suspect told the victim to watch the meter while he went upstairs.  The suspect returned a few minutes later and told the victim that he was leaving.  The resident did not see where the subject went after leaving the house.  The next morning, the resident noticed that jewelry and money were missing.

The suspect is described as having dark hair, approximately 5’8” tall, soft spoken with a slight accent, and wearing dark clothes.

Anyone with information is asked to call 518-374-3110.

Most legitimate utility workers will have a combination of photo identification and identifying clothing and vehicles.  If you are suspicious or unsure, do not allow them in.  Instead, call the police to have them checked out.


Substance Abuse Community Forum – December 12th

The Scotia-Glenville Substance Abuse Task Force will hold a community forum on Tuesday, December 12th at 7 p.m. in the Scotia-Glenville High School auditorium.

Drug abuse is a problem in our community and this event will provide an opportunity to share concerns and ideas about solutions.

Medical professionals, recovery specialists and law enforcement officials will discuss current data and available resources.  In addition, a recovering young person will talk about their experience.

For more information, call 518-382-7838, x104 or email

Village Sex Offender List

In an ongoing effort to keep our children and community safe, especially with Halloween approaching, the Scotia Police Department is providing information on the registered sex offenders listed below who reside in the Village, as permitted by state law.

Below their name/address is a link to their profile (including photo) on the state sex offender registry.

Anyone who uses this information to harass or commit a crime against these individuals may be subject to prosecution.

The New York state sex offender registry is online at //

This information is current as of October 24, 2016.

School Traffic Officers Wanted

The Village of Scotia is seeking applicants for School Traffic Officer.  There are currently openings for substitutes, which could eventually transition to “full-time” positions as openings occur.  The salary is $11.25/hour.

The Village provides school traffic officer services from 8-9 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. each school day.

This position involves responsibility in stopping and directing vehicular traffic for the protection of children crossing roadways going to and from school.  The work is performed independently with occasional direction from Scotia Police Department members.  The position does related work as required.

Typical work activities include directing traffic at crosswalks near Lincoln and Sacandaga elementary schools, aiding children crossing roadways, stopping traffic when children are ready to cross, and instructing children concerning proper placement, and precautions to be taken, when crossing a roadway.

Applicants must possess good general intelligence, the ability to be firm and courteous with the public, the ability to get along well with children, the ability to read and write, good hand/eye coordination, good powers of observation, a willingness to work outdoors (sometimes in adverse weather conditions), and physical condition/stamina commensurate with the demands of the position.

All training and equipment will be provided.

Applicants must undergo a background investigation.

If interested, print and complete the employment application below and return it to Sergeant Daniel Harrigan.  Questions about the position should be directed to him at 374-3110, x3254.

School Traffic Ofc App (9-15)