Sheriff Donald B. Smith


Donald Blaine Smith
Brigadier General
United States Army (Retired)
Putnam County Sheriff
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Philipstown Man Faces Burglary, Larceny Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a James A. Pidala, 24, of Philipstown.

Kent Man Charged With Possession of Stolen Property

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of Ernest G. Morrissey, 37, of 412 Pudding Street in the Town of Kent.

Putnam County Sheriff's Office and Town of Kent Police Department to Boost Stop-DWI Patrols for Holidays

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith and Town of Kent Police Department Chief Alex Divernieri report that their departments will be coordinating increased patrols to be on the lookout for drunk drivers during the upcoming holidays. The extra sheriff’s deputies and town police officers will be deployed between December 16th and January 2nd. The stepped up patrols are the latest action in ongoing efforts aimed at deterring intoxicated or impaired driving and is part of a statewide STOP-DWI Crackdown effort.

Putnam Valley Man Charged With Drug Possession

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Putnam Valley man on a misdemeanor drug possession charge.

Patterson Woman Charged With Drug Possession

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Patterson woman on a misdemeanor drug possession charge.

Orange County Man Arrested Twice in Same Day

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of an Orange County man twice in the same day during two separate incidents.

Patterson Man Faces Misdemeanor Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Patterson man on criminal charges following an investigation into two incidents.

On November 17, 2016 at approximately 12:10 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Irwin arrested Joseph Ettere, 35, of 550 Route 164, Patterson and charged him with Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree and with Harassment in the First Degree, misdemeanors.

Patterson Man Faces Charges in Gun Threat Incident

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Patterson man on criminal charges following an incident at a Patterson grocery store.

Toy Drive for Underprivileged Youngsters in Putnam

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces that the 2016 Putnam Community Action Partnership (“CAP”) Annual Toy Drive kicks-off and is once again asking area residents for their support to make the annual event a success. As in past years, teenagers in the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Cadet Program are helping to gather donated toys and other gifts for needy children in Putnam County.

New York State Counter Terrorism Zone-3 "Operation Safeguard" Participation Continues With Holiday Security Checks

Since 2004, the goal of Operation Safeguard is to educate, promote and remind citizens that the threat of terrorism is ongoing and continued vigilance by the public, business sectors and law enforcement is essential for the public’s safety.

New York State is divided into sixteen counter-terrorism zones, Westchester and Putnam Counties are part of Counter-Terrorism Zone 3 (CTZ-3).

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by Dr. Radut