Chief Anthony Geraci


Anthony W. Geraci is a 20-year veteran of New York State law enforcement, beginning his career in 1998 with the New York City Police Department. While with the NYPD, he was assigned to the 113th Precinct, Transit District 1, Midtown North Precinct, Anti-Crime Unit and the Police Academy as a physical fitness and tactics instructor. In 2003, he joined the City of Albany, New York, Police Department where he rose through the ranks and served in a variety of capacities. His last assignment was the Commanding Officer of the Neighborhood Engagement Unit (NEU), which is a citywide unit comprised of beat officers, community service officers, school resource officers, prevention services unit, anti-violence coordinator, youth aide, and the Police Athletic League. He formerly served as the Commanding Officer of the Training Unit and Director of the City of Albany Police Academy. While he served at the senior management level, the Albany Police Department was recognized by the White House as one of fifteen model agencies for the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. He retired from the Albany Police Department in July 2019 and became the Chief of Police for the city of Watervliet, where he has made Procedural Justice a cornerstone of his administration, both internally and externally. This approach has afforded collaborative partnerships to cultivate, community trust and legitimacy to be attained, and the ability to create a learning organization which is continually expanding its capacity to create their future.

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Master of Public Administration from Marist College. He has served as an adjunct professor at the State University of New York, Albany School of Criminal Justice and Columbia-Greene Community College. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Northeast Chiefs of Police, and he serves as the 2nd Vice President on the Executive Board for the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Academy. He proudly became a National Policing Institute Executive Fellow in November 2019.

Anthony is married to his wife Jackie and has four children.