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.
The mission of the law enforcement division of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office is to enforce city (.pdf), town and village ordinances; the State Laws of New York; maintain peace and order in the county; protect property and the personal safety of its citizens; and generally assist citizens in varied situations.
A collaborative effort between the police and the community to identify problems and find solutions.
A listing of Crime Prevention Programs offered by the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office
A collaborative process to maximize resources and enhance our criminal justice system.
Search the registry for individuals convicted of animal abuse crimes
Search for sex offenders in your area and receive email alerts through OffenderWatch
Specially trained and experienced Deputy Sheriffs are placed in schools on a full-time basis.