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Robert S. Faust (R)

Robert S. Faust
Robert S. Faust

District 15 

Representing the people in Wappinger

Member of:

  • Public Safety Committee, Chair
  • Public Works & Capital Projects Committee
  • Public Safety Subcommittee to Interview Candidates
  • Public Works and Capital Projects Subcommittee to Interview Candidates
  • Airport Advisory Committee, Nonvoting / Ex Officio Member
  • Criminal Justice Council, Majority Member
  • Fire & Safety Advisory Board, Liaison

Contact Information:

E-Mail: rfaust@dutchessny.gov

24 Macintosh Lane

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Cell: 845-554-2959

Robert Faust’s strong commitment to serving his community began at the young age of 14, when he became a cadet with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. At 16, Rob became a volunteer firefighter with the North Highlands Fire Department and was awarded Probationary Firefighter of the Year. When he was 18, he became a founding member of the MTA Police Explorers Post in Yonkers. These positions were pivotal. Rob’s passion for being a first responder only grew from there and he knew that someday it would be his career. 

Following high school graduation, Rob started working at the Indian Point Entergy Center. He rose to the level of Senior A Mechanic, but the desire to be a police officer never left him. Rob entered the Police Academy while working at Indian Point. In 1999 he achieved his goal and became a police officer. For the next 7 years, he worked part time as a Town of Fishkill Police Officer and full time as a nuclear mechanic. 

Eventually, Rob left Entergy to pursue a career in law enforcement full time with the Town of Poughkeepsie. It was a decision he would never regret. Helping and protecting the community meant everything to Rob. He gave 100% and treated people the way he would want to be treated. Rob enjoyed all aspects of police work, but found his specialty was traffic enforcement. In 2009, he transferred to the Westchester County Police Department and thrived in their Patrol Services Division, maintaining public safety on their numerous parkways. Rob made a difference and saved lives. He is proud to have been recognized for law enforcement excellence. Rob received the Westchester County Outstanding DWI Officer Award in April 2011. In his career, he made well over 200 DWI arrests, making the roads safer for all. He received the Commendable Duty Award twice, in 2011 and in 2014.  

When Rob retired after 23 years of police work he knew that he wanted to continue serving and giving back to the community. Rob is ready to put his experience to work for the people of Dutchess. His vision is clear: to build a stronger, safer County with a focus on public safety, lower taxes, improved infrastructure, and easier access to mental health services. 

Rob’s past volunteer activities have included: Senior Advisor for the Town of Fishkill Police Cadets, Wappingers Rotary, Meals on Wheels, Town of Wappinger Earth Day Clean Up, and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.  

Rob has called the Town of Wappinger home for the past 23 years, where he currently lives with his wife and two daughters.