Sheriff Announces Boat Safety Class

–The May 5th class has been rescheduled to May 18th. If you are already registered to attend you do not need to re-register–

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces that a Boat Safety Class will be offered on May 18th from 9:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m. at the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services Building located at 110 Old Route 6 in the Town of Carmel. This class is required for persons over the age of 14 who wish to operate a personal watercraft and for persons between the ages of 10 and 18 who wish to operate a boat without adult supervision. This class is offered free of charge. However, persons over 18 years of age must pay a $10.00 fee to New York State upon successful completion of the class in order to receive a certificate. The certificate is provided free of charge to persons under the age of 18 who successfully complete the class.

Interested persons may register online at by using the link for the Boat Safety Course registration page. All registrants will receive a confirmation response via email. A separate form must be completed for each registrant.

For further information, contact Sergeant Michael Szabo.