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Civil Service & Physical Fitness Exam Preparation Courses

The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office hosts FREE courses throughout the county to help eligible, interested candidates prepare for the Dutchess County Deputy Sheriff & Police Officer Civil Service Exam administered by Dutchess County Human Resources, as well as the subsequent required physical fitness test. Visit for the next civil service exam date.

Candidates who pass the civil service exam, physical fitness test, background investigation and medical exam are added to the eligible list that is used to fill vacancies as they occur for DEPUTY SHERIFF positions in the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and for POLICE OFFICER positions in local municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Dutchess County.

Current Civil Service Exam and Physical Fitness preparation courses are listed on this page. Check this page often, as more are scheduled leading up to exam dates.  

To register, email your name, phone number, and date and location of the course to

Civil Service Exam Preparation Courses

  • Friday, August 18, 2023, 5-9pm
    City of Beacon Police Department

Physical Fitness Exam Preparation

Course information will be posted as it is finalized.