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…

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.

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

Tyler A. Kubichko

Tyler A. Kubichko
Age: 
24
Eyes: 
Brown
Hair: 
Black
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
Height: 
5'08"
Weight: 
155lbs

Medication Take Back Day

Putnam County Communities That Care Coalition
Putnam County Department of Health
Putnam County Sheriff’s Department

Saturday April 26, 2014 ~ 9AM TO 2PM

Putnam Hospital Center Wagner Cancer Pavilion
670 Stoneleigh Ave.
Carmel, NY 10512

Don’t Flush Your Drugs!

No Syringes, Lancets, or Sharps of Any Kind Will Be Accepted!

Protect Our Youth & New York’s Waters

Individuals can dispose of:

  • Prescription Medication
  • Over the Counter Medication
  • Pet Medication

Please Remember:

  • Keep medications in original package if possible
  • Remove personal patient information
  • To call for questions on items you are unsure of dropping off.

For more information please contact

Mary Rice
Putnam County Department of Health
(845) 808-1390 x 43164

Henry I. Barcenas

Henry I. Barcenas
Age: 
23
Eyes: 
Brown
Hair: 
Brown
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White/Hisp
Height: 
5'05"
Weight: 
170lbs

Sheriff's Narcotics Enforcement Unit Reports Busy 2013

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that the department’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit had a busy 2013. In releasing the unit’s statistical data, Sheriff Smith reported that narcotics officers have tracked a marked increase in the amount of heroin in Putnam County. In fact, narcotics officers have seized three times the amount of heroin in 2013 than they did in 2011.

State Grant Funds DWI "Crackdown"

SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES, CARMEL POLICE TO HOLD DRIVER SOBRIETY CHECKPOINTS OVER ST. PATRICK’S DAY WEEKEND

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that sheriff’s deputies and officers from the Town of Carmel Police Department will be teaming up to conduct sobriety checks of drivers along area roads this weekend. Deputies and officers will set up the checkpoints as part of a statewide law enforcement effort aimed at stopping drunken driving.

The concerted statewide initiative is being funded under the “Crackdown Grant” obtained through the auspices of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and administered by the NYS Stop-DWI Foundation. The grant funds offset the salary costs of the municipalities for the deputies and officers who conduct the sobriety checkpoints.

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