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.

Henry I. Barcenas

Henry I. Barcenas
Age: 
23
Eyes: 
Brown
Hair: 
Brown
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White/Hispanic
Height: 
5'03"
Weight: 
170lbs

Seats Still Available for the April 25th Boat Safety Course

Sheriff Donald Smith announces that a Boater Safety class will be offered on April 25th, 2015, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Bureau of Emergency Service Building, 110 Old Route 6, Carmel.

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Steven J. Finney

Steven J. Finney
Age: 
34
Eyes: 
Brown
Hair: 
Brown
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
White
Height: 
6'00"
Weight: 
165lbs

State Sheriffs' Institute Conducting Honorary Membership Drive

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that the New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute will begin its annual Honorary Membership drive in Putnam County within the next few days.

Route 312 Railroad Crossing Will Be Closed April 10th

Route 312 at the Railroad crossing will be closed from April 10th, 2015- 11:30PM until April 13th, 2015 – 4:00PM.

Message boards have been deployed and local businesses and residents have received a letter from the Brewster Fire Department. MTA Police will be on site 24/7 until the project is complete.

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
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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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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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by Dr. Radut