“GETTING BETTER TOGETHER”
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. Accordingly, the Sheriff’s Office provides law enforcement services throughout the entire 825 square miles of Dutchess County. This includes 20 towns, 8 villages and 2 cities with a total county population of approximately 300,000 residents. Annually, the Sheriff’s Office handles about 60,000 calls for police service.
The Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Division is organized into several bureaus and specialized units that provide a myriad of law enforcement and public safety services to our communities.
You must then pass the physical fitness test:
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After you pass your physical fitness test, 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)
If you are interested and would like more information on applying, please contact our Recruitment Team, by emailing: DCSOTraining@dutchessny.gov.
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 protect lives, property and the rights of all people; to maintain 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.
We will always provide fair and equal service to ALL members of our community. We will work in close collaboration with other law enforcement agencies and always work in cooperation with the community agencies and groups to promote an understanding of, and the competence in our efforts in law enforcement.
To fulfill our mission, we will serve in partnership with the community and we will always strive to attain the highest degree of ethical behavior and professional conduct.
All members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office will commit to improve every day. We will treat people the way we would want to be treated and encourage our community partners to strive to achieve the same standard.