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Sheriff's Office

Dutchess County is a large suburban and rural county comprising 841 square miles, which includes the Hudson River. It is the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office's mission to keep our county free of crime. Although this remains an ideal, it is our office's mission to ensure every resident of Dutchess County is well protected from any and all crimes.

Mission Statement

The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, as part of, and empowered by the community and in order to attain and preserve public confidence, is committed to the mission of protecting lives, property and the rights of all people; to maintaining order, to enforce the law impartially and to uphold the Constitution of the State of New York and the Constitution of the United States of America.

To fulfill our mission, we will serve in close partnership with the community and will always strive to attain the highest degree of ethical behavior and professional conduct.

The members and employees of the Sheriff’s Office will provide fair and equal service to all members of the community and will work in close collaboration with other law enforcement agencies and community groups in order to promote public confidence and understanding of our mission.

All members and employees of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office will commit to improving every day, will treat people with the utmost respect in accordance with the mantra of “treat people the way you would want to be treated,” and will encourage our community partners to strive to achieve the same standard


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