Former Margaretville resident named Lake Placid police chief

Former Margaretville resident William P. Moore has been promoted to chief of the Lake Placid Police Department.

Chief Moore was sworn into office on October 3 in a ceremony at the North Elba Town Hall.

At the swearing-in ceremony, Chief Moore told that crowd that keeping open lines of communication between his department and village officials will be one of his priorities.
Chief Moore, 44, was born in Margaretville and resided there until age 12 when his father, State Trooper Joseph Moore, accepted employment out of the area. The new Lake Placid police chief grew up in Westchester County and studied criminal justice at Plattsburgh State University. He began working as a patrolman for the Lake Placid Police Department in 1990.

The new chief said that he plans to strive toward getting the most productivity possible from his personnel.

“As a whole, I think we’re working toward getting our staffing where we can get the most cost-effective policing, not only for the tourist, but, in large measure, for the residents here,” he was quoted as saying in the Press Republican.

Chief Moore still maintains a hunting camp outside of Arkville and often visits friends and family in the area. His wife, Mary Lou (Decker) was born and raised in Arkville.