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April 28, 2014

From the Chief's Desk: Best part of this job is helping others

With this interview below of officer Jeffrey D. Galluser, Oneonta Police Chief Dennis Nayor begins a series of talks with members of the Oneonta Police Department. Gallusser is assigned to the patrol division. 

Q: Jeff, how long have you been a police officer?

A: I was hired in March of 2006, so I just completed my eighth year of service.

Q: When was it that you decided that you wanted to be a police officer?

A: I started college at the University of Buffalo after graduating Oneonta High School. I spent two years at UB studying exercise science; I then transferred to SUNY Oneonta for my junior and senior years to finish my bachelor’s degree in child and family studies. As I was finishing my degree, I realized that I would really enjoy a career in law enforcement, so while still in college, I took the civil service test for the Oneonta Police Department. Soon after graduating college, I was hired.

Q: How do you think your degree field correlates to the law enforcement profession?

A: Child and family studies is oriented toward social work and helping others. The degree really helped with my transition into the profession of law enforcement because being a police officer is mostly about helping people.

Q: Why did you choose Oneonta to become a police officer?

A: I was born and raised here, my parents grew up in Oneonta and still live here, and it’s a close-knit community, which I’ve always enjoyed. My wife is an elementary school teacher in the Oneonta School District and we both agree that Oneonta is a great place to raise our family.

Q: What do you like most about being a police officer in Oneonta?

A: I’ve always enjoyed helping others and this career gives me the ability to do that. It’s also nice to know that the people that I’m helping are those that I’ve grown to know from being part of the community.

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