City of Watervliet Declares State of Emergency


Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the City of Watervliet has declared a State of Emergency effective immediately. In doing so, the declaration allows City Administration, Watervliet Police Department, and Watervliet Fire Department the ability to take immediate steps should the outbreak escalate further. The State of Emergency declaration will allow our public safety departments to obtain personal protective equipment (hand sanitizer, gloves, masks, etc.) in a more efficient manner.

As the situation continues to develop, we want to ensure residents that city administration is working vigilantly with county, state, and federal administrations to continuously monitor COVID-19.

If you have not already done so, we urge ALL residents to sign up for our emergency notification system NIXLE. Sign up by texting “VLIET” to 888777 or by visiting our website at Also be sure to follow our Facebook and Twitter (@VlietPolice) accounts for updates.

See the attached video for more information from Chief Anthony Geraci.-

COVID-19 Update from Chief Anthony Geraci

Chief Anthony Geraci addresses questions and concerns from the community regarding the current state of affairs surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. Please watch the attached video for more information on the City of Watervliet’s State of Emergency and other actions/ restrictions being implemented by our city and the State of New York. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to comment below. We will do our best answering any questions and addressing any concerns you may have. Also, see the attached link for more information in regards to NYS restrictions and which businesses are considered "essential" and which businesses are not. always, thank you for your continued support and patience.

Posted by Watervliet Police Department on Friday, March 20, 2020