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.

Putnam County Sheriff's Office and Kent Police Department Teaming Up in STOP-DWI Action around Thanksgiving:

–Stepped-Up Enforcement Slated for November 25th-29th–

Carmel, New York – November 24, 2015: Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith and Town of Kent Police Department Chief Alexander W. DiVernieri, Jr. report that their departments will be jointly coordinating increased patrols for drunk drivers along area roadways around the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The announcement of the stepped up patrols is aimed at deterring intoxicated or impaired driving and is part of a statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown effort.

Jose M. Tapia

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

Philipstown Man Killed in Workplace Accident

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a Philipstown man was killed on Sunday, November 22nd, when he became pinned under a piece of heavy equipment that he was servicing.

False Report of Violent Attack at Group Home Prompts Police Response in Southeast

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a false report of a violent attack at a group home in Southeast prompted a large scale police response this afternoon (Friday).

The incident began at about 3:00 P.M. today, when a caller telephoned an ambulance service and reported that there was an attack by an armed assailant at a group home for disabled persons on Simpson Road in the Town of Southeast. The ambulance service dispatcher called the Putnam County 911 Call Center, which in turn notified the Sheriff’s Office.

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Alexis C. Mago

Alexis C. Mago
Age: 
27
Eyes: 
Blue
Hair: 
Blonde
Sex: 
Female
Race: 
White
Height: 
5'02"
Weight: 
103lbs

Kent Man Seriously Injured in Patterson Accident

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that a Town of Kent man was seriously injured yesterday in a motor vehicle accident in the Town of Patterson.

Kevin P. Sormani

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

Sheriff Issues Autumn Safety Tips

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith is asking residents and visitors to take precautionary measures while enjoying the autumn season in Putnam County.

The fall season attracts many people to see the fall foliage in Putnam County. Many use the Putnam County Rail Trail, while others hike on the trails of Breakneck Mountain and Fahnstock State Park. Indeed, this time of year offers beautiful places to ride a bicycle, walk or jog. However, those participating in outdoor activities are urged to use safety precautions when preparing for such leisurely pursuits.

Putnam County Medication Take Back Day Scheduled for November

The Putnam Communities That Care Coalition, in collaboration with the Putnam County Health Department and Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, will be holding a Fall Medication Take Back Event at Putnam Hospital Center.

To help combat this growing threat to our nation’s children, Putnam Hospital Center will host the event on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The disposal hours are between 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Please enter through the PHC Cancer Pavilion entrance. Signage will be posted leading to the disposal area. Individuals can dispose of prescription medication, over the counter medication, and pet medication. Syringes will NOT be accepted. Please keep all medications in their original packaging and remove personal patient information.

Why should I participate in Medication Take Back Day?

The answer is pretty simple – it’s safe, good for the environment and can save lives.

By bringing in your expired or unwanted medications to a take back day, you insure that it will be disposed of in a safe manner. Members of the Sheriff’s Department will be present to secure and dispose of the medications according to the law. By doing so, you also insure that there are no “accidental” poisonings/overdoses by leaving unwanted prescriptions in your home.

Sheriff Reminds Motorists and Bicyclists About Rules for Sharing the Road Safely

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith, who also serves as Chairman of the Putnam County Traffic Safety Board, is reminding motorists and bicyclists of the rules for sharing the road safely. The reminder comes in the wake of a fatal car­ bicycle crash in Patterson in May and a car-bicycle collision involving a hit-and-run driver in Garrison in September.

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by Dr. Radut