Sheriff Donald B. Smith

Sheriff SmithDonald Blaine Smith
Brigadier General
United States Army (Retired)
Putnam County Sheriff

Donald B. Smith is the 53rd Sheriff of Putnam County. He was elected to this position on November 6, 2001 and assumed the duties of Putnam County Sheriff on January 1, 2002. Immediately prior to becoming the Sheriff of Putnam County, he had served as the Deputy County Executive of Putnam County.

Sheriff Smith was born in Danbury, Connecticut, and grew up in Patterson, New York. Following his graduation from New York Military Academy at Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, New York in 1965, he attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated in June of 1969, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Armor. continue reading Sherif Smith’s bio…

Elfidio Oliveros

Elfidio Oliveros
Age: 
56
Eyes: 
Brown
Hair: 
Black
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
Hispanic
Height: 
5'08"
Weight: 
145lbs

Sheriff and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Warn of Phone Scam

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that the Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration has issued a warning to the public concerning telephone calls being made claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in an effort to defraud them.

Nyhime S. Henderson

Nyhime S. Henderson
Age: 
32
Eyes: 
Brown
Hair: 
Black
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
Black
Height: 
5' 08"
Weight: 
250lbs

Putnam County Sheriff's Deputies Trained to Administer "Narcan"

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Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that he has instituted a new life-saving program within the Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office is the first law enforcement agency in the county to receive Narcan training. Each sworn member of the department is receiving training in administering Naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, by Thomas Lannon and Robert Cuomo, certified instructors from the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services.

Narcan is a special narcotic drug that reverses the effects of other narcotic substances to include heroin. It is often used to treat drug overdose or diagnostic narcotic drug addiction. Previously, Narcan was only allowed to be used by paramedics or physicians because it is a prescription drug. However, now emergency first responders can be trained to carry and administer the drug to combat the epidemic of opiate-related deaths in our area.

Putnam Sheriff's Deputy Johnathon Cihanek Honored for Heroism

Deputy Sheriff Johnathon Cihanek and Sheriff Donald B. SmithDeputy Sheriff Johnathon Cihanek and Sheriff Donald B. Smithh

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith proudly reports that Deputy Sheriff Johnathon Cihanek was recently honored by the Southern Dutchess Exchange Club for his acts of heroism which occurred at a Putnam Valley home on December 18, 2013.

Shortly before 10AM on December 18th, Deputy Cihanek was on patrol when he was dispatched to a private residence to check the welfare of a 70 year-old female. The welfare check was requested by the lady’s brother who had spoken to her over the telephone and feared that she may have suffered a stroke.

Upon arrival, Deputy Cihanek knocked on the front door and got no response from anyone inside the house. He was able to enter the residence through the unlocked front door where he noticed two dead dogs lying on the floor of the living room. Believing that the animals suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning, the deputy left the building for fresh air.

A short while later, Deputy Cihanek reentered the residence and found the unconscious elderly homeowner on the floor of her bedroom. He dragged the woman out of the residence and administered oxygen. Shortly thereafter, the victim regained consciousness and was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Jose M. Tapia

Jose M. Tapia
Age: 
39
Eyes: 
Brown
Hair: 
Black
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
Hispanic
Height: 
5'10"
Weight: 
225lbs

Sheriff Announces 2014 Vessel Inspection Schedule

Sheriff Donald Smith invites Putnam County residents to have a voluntary vessel inspection done by one of his Deputies assigned to the Marine Unit. In an attempt to educate the community on safe boating, Deputies will advise boaters of the required safety equipment and boating regulations in New York State. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Marine Unit patrols Lake Mahopac, Oscawana Lake and the Hudson River.

Deputies will be performing inspections at:

Sheriff Announces May 17th Boater Safety Class

Sheriff Donald Smith announces that a Boater Safety class will be offered on May 17th, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Bureau of Emergency Service Building, 110 Old Route 6, Carmel. You must be 10 years old to take the class. Persons who operate a personal watercraft over 14 years of age & Motorboat operators born on or after May 1, 1996 are required to have this certificate.

Matthew Rodriquez

Matthew Rodriquez
Age: 
27
Eyes: 
Brown
Hair: 
Brown
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
Height: 
5'08"
Weight: 
190lbs

Nicole D. Fortunato

Nicole D. Fortunato
Age: 
30
Eyes: 
Blue
Hair: 
Brown
Sex: 
Female
Race: 
White
Height: 
5'05"
Weight: 
140lbs

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