According to Pytlovany, becoming a Scotia police officer is not easy. A candidate has to have 30 college credit hours to take the civil service exam and then an extensive background check including criminal history, past employers, psychological and physical exams.
Pytlovany said there was nothing in Wilkinson's background that signaled this type of behavior.
During Pytlovany's 10 years as Scotia's police chief, he said nothing like this has ever happened, and the department is currently taking steps to make sure it doesn't happen again.
"Since we just went through all of this fairly recently, we are currently evaluating our procedures so this type of thing wouldn't happen again," Pytlovany said.
Wilkinson was arraigned in Glenville Town Court and released on $30,000 bail.
Anyone with further information regarding this case is asked to contact the Glenville police chief at 384-0123.""