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Part Time Correctional Officer

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“Care, Custody, Control”

Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office
Corrections Division
150 North Hamilton St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office was formed in 1717 after Sheriff Corneles Van Denbogart was assigned the position by the King of England. In 2017, under the leadership of Sheriff Adrian “Butch” Anderson, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office completed 300 years of service to the County of Dutchess.

The Sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer of the county and is responsible for maintaining and running the county jail. Dutchess County services an area of 825 square miles. This includes 20 towns, 8 villages and 2 cities with a total county population of approximately 300,000 residents. 


  • 25 Dollars an hour.
  • 2 scheduled 8 hour shifts a week (one weekday and one weekend day) with the option to work up to 40 hours per week when available (can work up to 1040 hours a year).
  • Shift swaps available for your scheduled days if needed.
  • Paid on the job training and when attending the Correction Officer Basic Academy.
  • If full time position becomes available, all training done as a part time Correction Officer counts for the full-time position.
  • Service credit counts towards NYS Retirement.


  • Age - Eligibility for appointment begins when a candidate reaches age 20.
  • Driver's License - Possession of a valid New York State Driver License is required at the time of application, appointment, and to maintain position.
  • Citizenship - United States citizenship is required.


Your applicant processing will include:

  • Initial applicant screening interview
  • Complete background investigation
  • Polygraph Exam
  • Psychological Exam
  • Medical Exam
  • Final Interview

(Note: applicants may be disqualified at any point during this process for failing to meet the standards)


Applications, as well as Recruitment for the Part Time Corrections Officer is available at the bottom of this page when the announcement is open as well as at the Dutchess County Department of Human Resources, Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm at the following address:

Dutchess Co. Department of Human Resources 
Dutchess County Office Building - 5th floor 
22 Market Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-2169 Fax: 845-486-2186


The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office Correction Division is committed to fulfilling the needs of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office and the community at large by providing for the safe, secure, and humane housing of persons committed to its custody.

In order to accomplish this mission, we shall:

  • Maintain the safety and good order of the facility through the practice of a humane treatment philosophy that ensures that inmates are not subject to unlawful discriminatory treatment based upon race, religion, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, age, or political beliefs.
  • Comply with all federal and state laws and the NYS Minimum Standards for County Jails and Penitentiaries.
  • Design and implement cost effective and efficiently operated programs.
  • Incorporate flexibility and adaptability in all operational designs.
  • Implement and adhere consistently to new and innovative correction concepts.
  • Provide appropriate organizational support programs and services.

Correction Officer (Part-Time)

Sheriff Kirk Imperati
Sheriff Kirk Imperati