Chief of Police - Tyler McIntosh
Chief Tyler McIntosh grew up in western NY in a small town called Fowler. He later moved to Corinth where he graduated from High School in 2005. Upon graduation from high school, he began pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice at Adirondack Community College and also enlisted in the United States Army Reserve. His education was put on hold when he answered the call to duty and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2008-2009. He returned from the deployment and subsequently returned to college completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice through SUNY Plattsburgh with Suma Cum Laude honors.
While he was finishing his degree, Tyler was hired by the Saratoga Springs Police Department in 2012 and completed the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Academy earning his police officer certification. He then served in the patrol division in which he displayed exceptional pro-activeness and commitment to service in the area of impaired driving enforcement and was selected for the Lieutenant's Officer of the Year Award in 2015. Tyler was also promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2015 and was assigned to the patrol division where he supervised and mentored numerous patrol officers over the years. He also developed and managed several department programs as a sergeant, such as the Ride-Along / Internship, Defensive Tactics, Taser, and Crowd Management programs. He also attended Marist College while he was a sergeant and completed a Master’s in Public Administration degree in 2019 with a 4.0 GPA. In 2019, he was assigned as the Administrative Services Sergeant responsible for supervising the Public Safety Communications Center, coordination of department training, recruit and field training officer programs. Tyler returned to the patrol division as a patrol sergeant in 2021 and was promoted to Lieutenant in 2022 where he supervised the midnight patrol shift, communications center, and served as a liaison for the downtown bars and restaurants. He was assigned as the Accreditation Lieutenant in 2023 responsible for managing the departments’ Accreditation Program through NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services.
Tyler has completed numerous training courses over the years with the most notable being his graduation from the ten-week long FBI National Academy Class 286 in Quantico, VA on June 8th of this month. Chief McIntosh also earned a graduate certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia during his time at the National Academy.
During his tenure with the Department, Chief McIntosh has been awarded the Life Saving Award, 3-Grand Cordons, 2-Unit Citations, Exceptional Duty, Honorable Service, and Education Achievement Award.
Chief McIntosh has also served 17 years in the United States Army and is currently a Major serving as the Battalion Operations Officer for the 104th Military Police Battalion. Tyler has answered the call to duty on several occasions throughout his military career deploying to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2008-2009, deployed to Puerto Rico as a Company Commander in 2017 in support of Operation Maria providing humanitarian aid, and deployed to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in 2020 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 42d Infantry Division serving as the G37 Training and Exercise Deputy Chief where he planned training exercises with foreign military organizations in the Arabian Peninsula and also served as the Deputy Provost Marshal in Eskan Village Saudi Arabia responsible for the security and law and order on the installation.
Chief McIntosh’s Military Awards include:
Order of Marechausse (Distinguished MP Regiment Award)
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal (3 Awards)
Army Achievement Medal (5 Awards)
Army Good Conduct Medal
Army Reserve Achievement Medal (5 Awards)
National Defense Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Merit
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (2 Awards)