Greece Police Chief Milton Carter and Officer Lowell Thompson getting adjusted in the new Police Headquarters at Greece Town Hall in October 1956. Prior to relocating to Town Hall, the police department was stationed in the Barnard Firehouse on Dewey Avenue. Chief Carter was a resident of Greece from 1904 until his death. Prior to serving as chief, he was a farmer and a decorated World War I veteran. He was Greece's first full time police officer and served as chief from 1931 until his retirement in July 1960. Officer Thompson retired as a lieutenant after nearly twenty three years of service and was a former US Marshall at the United States Department of Justice.
Greece Police Officer John Swanton, 1939. On Friday, 02 May 1941, Officers Swanton and Bill Gray Officer were famously involved in a three hour "four foot chase" trying to capture a "wandering steed" named Nellie. Swanton was a Navy veteran and died in 1995.
Officers of the Greece Police Department, 1950's. Chief Milton Carter is seated third from the right.
Greece Police officers at the Town of Greece Exposition, 1950's.
Greece Police Department Olympics teams, 1984. Pictured - Back Row: Tony Prate, Thomas Sehamechorn, Frank Hummel, Chief Gerald Phelan, Don Farrell, Christopher Bittner, David Conners, Ron Regnosky. Front Row: Charles Giordano, William Macklon, Ray Pickering, Robert Barros and James Wideman.
Attendees at the annual "Gumshoe Picnic" of the Greece Police Department, 1938. Sergeant Frank Pitcher is seen squatting in the front row at the left.
Greece Police Officers (from l-r) Bill Clark, Jeff Munson and Steve Smith cataloging $44,000 dollars of stolen jewelry recovered during a traffic stop, July 1984. The jewelry was part of a larger jewelry theft that occurred in Virginia Beach.
Chief Gerald Phelan (right) swearing in new sergeants James Wideman and James Knope, 1984.
Greece Police Sergeant Chris Bittner, 2006. Bittner would eventually be promote to Lieutenant in the Greece Police Department.
Officer William Gray and an unknown motorcycle officer, 1940's.
Officer Robert McKissock and K9 Officer BOE, 1959. In the 1960's, Officer McKissock was reknowned for having an unofficial Greece zoo at his Latta Road home. He had over forty domestic animals and would receive visits from St. Joseph's Villa clients and other student groups.
Greece Police Lt. William Barron and Eagle Scouts, 1966.
Greece Police Department vehicle fleet on display, 1958.
Greece Police Department vehicle fleet and officers on display behind the old Greece Town Hall, 1965.
Chief Milton Carter and Officer Gray placing a speed limit sign on Ridge Road, 1955.