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 and Westchester Law Enforcers in Coordinated Counter-Terrorism Initiative

– “OPERATION SAFEGUARDLAUNCHED FOR HOLY DAYS

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that the Sheriff’s Office will be coordinating with other law enforcement agencies throughout Putnam and Westchester Counties to guard against any potential acts of terrorism during the upcoming Jewish Passover and Christian Easter celebrations.

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William Deitz

William Deitz
Age: 
66
Eyes: 
Blue
Hair: 
Gray
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
Height: 
5'08"
Weight: 
150lbs

Putnam County Participates in Statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown Enforcement Effort

–Impaired Driving Crackdown conducted on St. Patrick’s Day–

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that Putnam County police agencies participated in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving last week.

The statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown action started on March 13th and ended on March 18th. Historically, the revelries and festivities marking St. Patrick’s Day have given rise to increased incidents of impaired driving and drinking related crashes, resulting in injuries and deaths on New York roadways. In an effort to deter DWI offenses around St. Patrick’s Day, the New York State Police, County Sheriffs, and local law enforcement agencies across the state were out in force last week, on the lookout for impaired drivers.

Sheriff Smith said that sheriff’s deputies and officers from the Kent Police Department combined to set up sobriety checkpoints at several different locations along Putnam County roads on St. Patrick’s Day evening, and screened dozens of motorists for signs of impairment. “The checkpoints were apparently effective in deterring impaired driving,” said the Sheriff, “because all the motorists screened were determined to be fit to drive.”

2015 Public Safety Day

10th Annual Children’s Safety Fair
2015 Safety Day

Saturday May 2nd, 2015, 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Located at the
Donald B. Smith Campus
112 Old Rt. 6
Carmel, Ny
map link

Rain Or Shine

  • Operation SAFE CHILD–Obtain a NYS SAFE CHILD card, with fingerprints and photo, an invaluable tool for law enforcement to help locate missing children
  • Car Seat Safety Checks
  • 9-1-1 Emergency Center Tours
  • Fire Engine Tours
  • NYSEG Live Line Demo
  • LifeNet Helicopter Demo
  • Food, games, live music and entertainment

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Kevin P. Sormani

Kevin P. Sormani
Age: 
45
Eyes: 
Brown
Hair: 
Brown
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
Height: 
5'08'
Weight: 
175lbs

Sheriff Advises Residents of IRS Scams

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith would like to advise residents that several recent complaints have been received by his office from residents who have received telephone calls that have targeted them in an IRS scam.

In each case, callers falsely claim to be employees of the IRS. The callers usually know basic information about their targets, such as names and addresses, and claim that money is owed. Attempts are made by the callers to have payments made promptly using prepaid deb!;t cards or wire transfers.

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Janel L. Dapra

Janel L. Dapra
Age: 
30
Eyes: 
Blue
Hair: 
Blonde
Sex: 
Female
Race: 
White
Height: 
5'03"
Weight: 
125lbs

Seats Still Available For the March 14th Boater Safety Course

Sheriff Donald Smith announces that a Boater Safety class will be offered on March 14th, 2015, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Mahopac Marina, 897 South Lake Blvd., Mahopac NY 10541. 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.

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Richard C. Aiston

Richard C. Aiston
Age: 
45
Eyes: 
Brown
Hair: 
Brown
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
Height: 
6'03"
Weight: 
190lbs
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Alexander Cruz

Alexander Cruz
Age: 
38
Eyes: 
Brown
Hair: 
Black
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
Height: 
5'10"
Weight: 
155lbs

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