Sheriff Donald B. Smith


Donald Blaine Smith
Brigadier General
United States Army (Retired)
Putnam County Sheriff
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Deputy Sheriff Test

The next Deputy Sheriff test will be held on November 19, 2016. You can download the instruction to file for the test here.

Civil Service Test Instructions

Shane Reese Podcast

Recently, Sheriff Smith appeared on the Shane Reese Podcast discussing safety concerns of larger tractor-trailers on our highways.

Mahopac Woman Faces Felony Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of Sheri L. Alexander, 31, of 141 East Lake Boulevard, Mahopac on multiple felony charges.

Hopewell Junction Couple Face Felony Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Hopewell Junction couple on felony charges. On August 9, 2016, criminal investigators from the Sheriff’s Department Bureau of Criminal Investigation along with members of the Town of East Fishkill Police Department executed a search warrant at 42 Quail Run Road, Hopewell Junction, New York pursuant to a burglary investigation. During the search of the residence, a quantity of jewelry that had been reported stolen from a Putnam County residence on July 21, 2016 was recovered by investigators.

Sheriff's Narcotics Enforcement Unit Records Drug Arrests

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that several arrests were made recently by the Sheriff’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit (“NEU”) in separate incidents. The arrests occurred in Carmel, Brewster and Southeast.

Westchester Men Face Felony Criminal Mischief Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of two Westchester County men on felony charges following an incident in the Town of Philipstown.

Help Stop Bigger Tractor-Trailers

Sheriff and Deputy MagazineClick to download
–Longer, heavier trucks endanger deputies and the public–

By Sheri Don Smith

I wrote a piece published in Sheriff magazine early last year about law enforcement’s numerous concerns with longer and heavier tractor-trailers, and how a handful of special interests on Capitol Hill want to unleash them onto our nation’s highways. Here’s the good news: Congress rejected several attempts to push through bigger-truck legislation in late 2015. One bill would have increased the national truck weight limit from 80,000 pounds to 91,000 pounds, and other legislation called for allowing double-trailer trucks 91 feet in length.

Now for the bad news: These same powerful companies show no sign of backing down until they get their way.

You may ask why we, as sheriffs, should get involved in the issue of truck size and weight. In short, longer and heavier tractor-trailers add new dangers to the highway.

As a military veteran and a pro-business, limited-government conservative, I value the role private business plays in our economy. But it should never override the need to protect our citizens, our families, or our law enforcement officers. My duty is to protect the people of Putnam County, New York, and my deputies working on the roadside. Bigger trucks undermine that responsibility.

Mahopac Man Faces Drug Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Mahopac man on drug possession charges.

Mahopac Woman Faces Drug Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Mahopac woman on drug possession charges.

Lake Carmel Man Faces Drug Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Lake Carmel man on drug-related charges.

Kent Man Charged With Driving While Intoxicated

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Kent man on a Driving While Intoxicated charge.

Brewster Man Faces Domestic Violence Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Brewster man on domestic violence charges during an incident at a Mahopac residence.

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