Sheriff Donald B. Smith


Donald Blaine Smith
Brigadier General
United States Army (Retired)
Putnam County Sheriff
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Sheriff Announces Cadet Recruitment

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith is now accepting applications for the 23rd session of The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Cadet Program.

The Cadet Program provides young people with the opportunity to learn firsthand about the law enforcement profession. After completing a training academy, cadets are permitted to ride along with Deputy Sheriffs on patrol and assist with many community events in Putnam County.

Email Sent to Area Residents About Reported Southeast Home Invasions Contained Bogus Information

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that information contained in an email message sent to area residents has been confirmed as false.

Recently an email was circulated and received by several Southeast residents informing recipients that the sender heard of “two more break-ins and rapes” occurring in the Gage Road area of the town. The information contained in the email prompted many to call the Sheriff’s Office and State Police seeking information regarding these purported incidents.

Unsubstantiated Email Causes Community Concern

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that his agency has been flooded with telephone calls inquiring about the contents of an email message being circulated to others in the Southeast area.

Sheriff Announces Cadet Recruitment

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith is now accepting applications for the 23rd session of The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Cadet Program.

The Cadet Program provides young people with the opportunity to learn firsthand about the law enforcement profession. After completing a training academy, cadets are permitted to ride along with Deputy Sheriffs on patrol and assist with many community events in Putnam County.

New York State Declares “sheriffs Week”

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith, President of the New York State Sheriffs’ Association, is announcing that Governor Andrew Cuomo is proclaiming the week of September 16th through September 22, 2012 as “Sheriffs Week” in New York State.

Consumer Alert: Don't Fall Victim to Unregistered Paving Companies

–This is a joint article from Putnam County Director of Consumer Affairs Jean Noel, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith–

Putnam County Director of Consumer Affairs, Jean Noel, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith issue this consumer alert:
Information received by law enforcement agencies throughout northern Westchester and Putnam Counties indicate that paving companies, that are not registered with the Putnam County Office of Consumer Affairs, may be operating in this area. In the past, such illegitimate companies are known to have used faulty pavement materials, performed shoddy work, overcharged customers for completed work and/or failed to complete the specified work agreed upon between the consumer and the paving company. In some cases, employees of these companies have been suspected of committing residential burglaries in the communities that they are working in.

Putnam Youths Enjoy Sheriffs’ Summer Camp

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that seven boys and nine girls from Putnam County were among hundreds of children from across the state who recently attended the New York State Sheriffs’ Association 2012 Summer Camp. This year marked the 37th year of the popular summer program.

CONSUMER ALERT: Unregistered Chimney Sweeps Operating in Putnam County

THIS IS A JOINT NEWS RELEASE FROM PUTNAM COUNTY CONSUMER AFFAIRS DIRECTOR JEAN NOEL, PUTNAM COUNTY EXECUTIVE MARYELLEN ODELL AND PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF DONALD B. SMITH

Newly appointed Putnam County Director of Consumer Affairs Jean Noel, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith are alerting residents of Putnam County to unregistered chimney sweeps operating in Putnam County.

Recently, the county’s consumer affairs department has received reports that Empire Chimney Corporation, purported to be a Long Island based chimney repair service, is soliciting work from county residents. Records indicate that this company is not authorized to conduct work in Putnam County since it is not registered to do so.

Further research shows that Empire Chimney Corporation uses other corporate names – among them being: All Care Chimney Corporation and World Class Chimney Corporation.

Sheriff Introduces “Yellow Dot Program” To Putnam County

Yellow Dot announcement(l to r): Greene County Sheriff Greg Seeley, New York State Sheriffs’ Association President and Putnam County Sheriff Don Smith, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, Schenectady County Sheriff Dominic Dagastino

Putnam County Sheriff and President of the New York State Sheriff’s Association, Donald B. Smith, is introducing a public safety initiative entitled, the Yellow Dot Program to Putnam County. He and other Sheriffs from throughout New York State are teaming up to bring this free program to the residents of their counties.

The title refers to a decal that will be provided to those taking part in the project. Along with the window decal, the Yellow Dot kit contains a medical information card which contains vital information such as: the participant’s name; address; telephone numbers; emergency contact information; physician contact information; preferred hospital; blood type; medications and allergies. Participants may complete the card, attach a recent photo to it, place it in the glove compartment of their vehicles, and place the Yellow Dot decal on the driver’s side rear window.

First responders arriving at the scene of a roadside emergency will be alerted by the Yellow Dot decal to look for critical medical information in the glove compartment.
“The Yellow Dot Program provides vital life-saving medical information to first responders during the first “golden hour” after an auto crash or other emergency, ” said Sheriff Smith. “When every precious minute counts, the information provided on a Yellow Dot information card may mean the difference between life and death, ” continued the Sheriff.

Sheriff Confers Life-Saving Awards Upon Deputies

Deputy Keith Blessing, Sheriff Smith and Deputy Daniel HunsbergerSheriff Smith presenting the award flanked by Deputy Blessing on the left and Deputy Hunsberger on the right.
DEPUTY KEITH BLESSING HAILED FOR PULLING DRIVER FROM BURNING CAR WRECK
DEPUTY DANIEL HUNSBERGER LAUDED FOR RESUSCITATING CHILD

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith conferred awards on two deputy sheriffs yesterday (Wednesday, May 9th) for life-saving actions. The awards were given in a ceremony at the Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Carmel.

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by Dr. Radut