Watervliet Police Department

History

WATERVLIET PATCH MEANING & HISTORY

The Horn of Cornucopia and the Harvest Symbol denote agriculture success and a land of plenty and prosperity.

The sloop full sail facing left, denoting the Capital District Supremacy at
the head of the sloop Navigation of the Hudson River.

The Sunrise represents the view from Watervliet over the Eastern Hills across the River.

The Boat in the lower section of the Seal references the Erie Canal Barges of the Era.

The Sheaf of Wheat in the middle represents Commerce and Agriculture past.

“Vliet” is Dutch meaning Canal hence our City’s name is the Water Canal!


Watervliet was formerly West Troy and had its own Police Force created in 1870. The City was renamed and became what is currently known
incorporated in *1896*