Schodack, NY

Tactics Used

Auto Seizure
Buyer Arrests
Community Service
Employment Loss
Identity Disclosure
IT Based Tactics
John School
License Suspension
Neighborhood Action
Public Education
Reverse Stings
SOAP Orders
Web Stings

Schodack is a town of approximately 13,000 residents in Rensselaer County, New York. It is part of upstate New York’s Capital District region surrounding Albany, along with the towns of ColonieClifton Park, and Rotterdam. Prostitution and sex trafficking have been documented in the county and surrounding areas. There is at least one recorded instance of law enforcement conducting an operation to address demand in Schodack.

In April 2021, the New York State Police participated in a multiagency investigation into child exploitation and human trafficking. The sting occurred throughout the Capital District and resulted in the arrest of fifteen individuals – including three in Schodack. The men were charged with patronizing a person for prostitution, and their identities were included in a press release. The agencies and units participating include the Troop G Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Troop G Violent Gang and Narcotics Enforcement Team, Troop G Computer Crimes Unit, the Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force from the Albany Division of the FBI, Rotterdam Police Department, North Greenbush Police Department, Colonie Police Department, East Greenbush Police Department, and the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. The District Attorney’s Offices of AlbanyRensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties were also consulted during this investigation.

Key Partners

State New York
Type City
Population 12983
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