Chief Daniel Harrigan was appointed to Chief of Police for the Village of Scotia in October 2019. He has lived in Scotia most of his life. He began his career with the Scotia Police Department in 2004 and is currently serving his 16th year in law enforcement. As Chief of Police, Daniel Harrigan oversees law enforcement activities within the Village of Scotia.
Prior to his appointment to Chief, Daniel Harrigan served in various roles within the Scotia Police Department. In 2011 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, serving in multiple capacities, as a Field Training Officer, Investigator, Evidence Technician, Property Management Custodian, Firearms Instructor and Schenectady County Regional Field Intelligence Officer. In addition to these roles, he served on the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force. Currently Chief Harrigan is serving on the Substance Abuse Task Force.
Chief Harrigan is heavily invested in serving the Village of Scotia and believes in a Community Policing Model. He believes one of the most important covenant’s of this modell is building relationships with the community, coming together to help reduce crime. Chief Harrigan is married with four children. It is in the experience of raising his four children that Chief Harrigan has come to the realization that building a strong relationship with today’s youth will help them to develop into future leaders.
To begin the implementation of the Community Policing Model, Chief Harrigan has recently created positions that will develop the Department’s mission.
These positions are that of Community Coordinators, as well as Public Information Officers. They are at their beginning stages of development. There will be two Public Information Officers to help the department communicate more effectively through news outlets and social media. In addition to these, there will be three Community Coordinator positions to help build on community engagement.
Chief Harrigan states, “It is my hope that these positions will play a part in bridging the gap between our officers and the civilians that pass through our beloved village on a daily basis. As always, the goal of Scotia PD is to serve and protect. As the Chief of Police, to the best of my ability, I am passionate about carrying on that legacy and am honored to do so.”
Scotia Police Department
4 North Ten Broeck Street
Scotia, New York 12302
(518) 374-3110 X3206
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