Teen makes barricades for GPD

Jacob Albertine, left, is shown with Gloversville Police Chief Marc Porter, standing behind one of Albertine’s donated barricades outside of Police Headquarters. (Photo courtesy of the Gloversville Police Department)

GLOVERSVILLE — An area high school student has helped out the Gloversville Police Department by constructing equipment for them as part of a community service project.

On Friday, Gloversville resident and high school student, Jacob Albertine and his family delivered 24 police barricades to the GPD.

Police said Albertine constructed and painted the wooden barricades, of differing lengths, for his Eagle Scout community service project.

Upon completion of the project, Albertine donated the barricades to the Gloversville Police Department at no cost to the taxpayers.

The barricades will be used by the Police Department for such things as emergency road closures and special events.

The Police Department intends to formally recognize Albertine’s efforts and contribution at a Gloversville Common Council meeting in the Spring of 2018.

“On behalf of the Gloversville Police Department, I would like to thank Jacob and his family for the contribution to our department. We are honored to assist Jacob with his quest to attain the rank of Eagle Scout,” Police Chief Marc Porter said in a press release.

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