GLOVERSVILLE-The city Police Department has hired Bradley I. Schaffer as a new police officer.
Schaffer comes to the department from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, where he was employed since 2004, according to a news release. He has worked as a corrections officer and road patrol deputy and had been an investigator with the Sheriff's Department since 2009.
Schaffer is 31 years old and joins the department as a patrol officer. His salary will be $50,232.
The Common Council recently voted to create a funded patrol position because of promotions within the department, Chief Donald VanDeusen said.
"He came highly recommended and I worked with him when I was captain of the detective division," Van Deusen said. "He will fit in with our department very well."
The news release said his hiring brings the department's staff to 29 members, leaving the department one short of its total allotment of 30 members.
The remaining vacant position last belonged to an officer who recently retired after collecting workers' compensation for more than a year. VanDeusen said the department expects to make a decision and announce the filling of that position soon.
The department also announced the promotion of Patrol Officer Michael Scott to the rank of sergeant. He has been with the department since 2000. Before coming to Gloversville, he worked with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department and the Johnstown Police Department.