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SSPD & SSFD Joint Shooter Training

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SSPD and SSFD Participate in Joint Active Shooter Training Exercise

During the first week of October, members of the Saratoga Springs Police and Fire Departments participated in joint multi-training activities at Saratoga Racecourse along with members of the New York State Police and the New York State Park Police in order to be prepared for several active shooter scenarios.

Lessons from previous active shooter situations have taught public safety departments that it’s best for members of the police and fire departments to work in teams.  Fire department paramedics  train with police on skills including treating patients in simulated live-fire environments, with blank rounds fired to ensure medics learn to do their lifesaving work while disrupted by the sound of gunfire.

This training exercise is one of several which were scheduled for 2017. 


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“On Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Officer Caitlin Freshwater received a 2017 MADD STOP-DWI Recognition Award.  Officer Freshwater arrested 45 individuals for Driving While Intoxicated in 2016.  Each year the Saratoga Springs Police Department arrests hundreds of intoxicated drivers.  Every year intoxicated drivers cause a great deal of damage, injury and death in Saratoga Springs.  DWI enforcement is a priority for the department and we appreciate Officer Freshwater's dedication to enforcing the DWI laws of the state.  Well done, Officer Freshwater."- Chief Gregory Veitch  (Pictured L-R: Chief Veitch, Officer Freshwater, Sgt. Andrew Prestigiacomo)


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On April 28th, members of the Saratoga Springs Police Department were proud to participate in the 13th Annual Blue Friday which helped raise more than $20,000 for the families of police officers who've been killed or were severely injured in the line of duty.



This week, the Saratoga Springs Police Department is celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Dispatchers Catone, Deuel, Green, Hayes, Johnson, Liska, Mallory and Park along with the newest members of our team, Dispatchers Bentley, Cecala, and Sherman are always there to answer the call and to provide an indispensable service to our the Saratoga Springs community 24/7/365. During Public Safety Telecommunications Week and every day of the year, we applaud the heroes behind the scenes and honor the City of Saratoga Springs’ Telecommunicators: The Unseen Heroes.


SSPD Zone 5 Grads


"The Saratoga Springs Police Dept. congratulates our newest graduates from the Zone 5 Academy.  Pictured (L-R) are: William McDonough, Jared Duschesne, Chief Greg Veitch, and Yevgeniy Khutoryanskiy."
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Saratoga Springs Police Department congratulate it's newest officers who graduated from the Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement training Academy.  Pictured (l-r) Officer Adam Dingmon, Chief Veitch, Officer Stephanie Ostrander, and Officer Stephanie Berbrick