Deputy Sheriff/Police Officer Exam Notice & Prep Classes

Deputy Sheriff/Police Officer Civil Service Examination Notice
Dutchess County

Examination Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014

Application Information:

Dutchess County Department of Human Resources
22 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone# (845) 486-2169
24-Hour Exams Hotline (845) 486-2167

http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/Personnel/PSindex.htm

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the following requirements on or before November 15, 2014; Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma AND Either: (A) completion of sixty (60) standard credit hours at a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university or (B) Two (2) years of satisfactory active military service with the armed forces of the United States; or (C) Two (2) years of full-time paid work experience as a police officer, correction officer, licensed security guard, or as an emergency service dispatcher*; or (D) An equivalent combination of education and experience within the limits of (A),(B) and (C) above. * Note: Work as an “emergency services dispatcher” would include work experience that primarily involved police, fire or emergency medical services. Unless otherwise specified, part-time experience will be pro-rated towards meeting the full-time experience requirements.  

Test Preparation Sites

  Dutchess County Sheriff & Police Exam Test Prep Sites - 2014 (17.5 KiB, 623 hits)

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for 9/11 Memorial Park

September 11, 2014 – 4:00pm

The groundbreaking ceremony for the City of Poughkeepsie’s new 9/11 Memorial park is set for 4pm, September 11, 2014 on the lawn next to City Hall facing the Poughkeepsie Journal building.

The Kiwanis Club of Poughkeepsie has secured two beams from the World Trade Center which will be installed in the park.

This park will eventually include an area to sit and reflect on the beams, surrounded by a bricked area with benches. Under the trees, on both sides of the beam installation, will be tables and benches where local workers and visitors can have lunch, congregate, and enjoy the bustle of downtown.

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Rendering of the 9/11 Memorial

The City of Poughkeepsie as well as local businesses, including Healey Chevrolet, DCH Toyota, and Mid-Hudson Subaru have pledged time, talent, and resources to complete phase one of this project. Donations being collected by Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley.

Two other local companies, Tinkelman Associates and Globe Industries, have designed the layout of the park and the beams’ construction.

“This is a wonderful community project to commemorate a very important part of our nation’s history. Many lives were lost that day and we are fortunate enough to be able to honor those heroes.  I am delighted that the City of Poughkeepsie could be part of this and that the City’s residents and visitors will be able to take part in this memorial and enjoy the beautiful space to be created,” said Mayor John C. Tkazyik.

Should you have any questions, please contact Randy Ross of the Kiwanis Club of Poughkeepsie at 914-489-5189.

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Special Information Meeting – September 15, 2014

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Common Council of the City of Poughkeepsie, pursuant to Section 2.05 of the City Charter hereby convenes a Special Information Meeting on Monday, September 15, 2014, at 6:00 PM in the Common Council Chambers, 3rd floor, Municipal Building, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York.  All members of the Common Council, the Mayor, City Administrator and heads of all City Departments and Offices shall be in attendance.  At this meeting, the general public may inquire of any such persons with regard to any aspect of City Government.

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Public Hearing: Fee in Lieu of Parkland

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Charter and Codes of the City of Poughkeepsie, Administrative Code, Section 14.04, a Common Council Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m., in the Common Council Chambers, Third Floor, Municipal Building/City Hall, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York, for the purpose of receiving comments on proposed Ordinance, establishing a fee in lieu of parkland.

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Parking Ticket Amnesty Program

The City of Poughkeepsie has approved the Parking Ticket Amnesty Program to be held from September 2, 2014 until October 31, 2014.  During this period, all penalties shall be waived with the payment of the original fine.  Please call the Tax Department at (845) 451-4030 to inquire about any unpaid parking tickets.

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Common Council Meeting – September 2, 2014

Common Council meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Third Floor, Municipal Building, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Free parking is available under City Hall for those arriving before 8:00 p.m. Enter the parking garage from the westbound arterial highway. For additional information, contact the City Clerk, at (845) 451-4225.

All Common Council meetings are webcasted live at: http://www.totalwebcasting.com/live/cop/

Once completed, the meetings are archived on the site for later viewing.

  Common Council Agenda & Packet - September 2, 2014 (2.9 MiB, 329 hits)

Common Council Agenda 

5:45 p.m.: Public Hearing regarding proposed amendments to
Section 14-65 entitled “Extended Hour Convenience Stores”

ROLL CALL:

REVIEW OF MINUTES:

Common Council Meeting of May 19, 2014

READING OF ITEMS by the City Chamberlain of any resolutions not listed on the printed agenda.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Three (3) minutes per person up to 45 minutes of public comment on any agenda and non-agenda items.

MAYOR’S COMMENTS:

CHAIRMAN’S COMMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS:

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS:

FROM SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR HESSE, Resolution R14-63, approving the reallocation of 2013 CDBG funds.

ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:

FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL GILDARD, Ordinance O-14-15, amending Section 9-34 of the City Code entitled “Effect of non-compliance with any section under this chapter”.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:

FROM COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE SIEGRIST-COYLE, six month financial report.

FROM DANIEL DORN, a notice of claim from June 6, 2014.

FROM SHAM ROCK ASSOCIATION, a notice of intent to renew their Liquor License.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

NEW BUSINESS:

ADJOURNMENT:

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RFP: Lease or Redevelopment of 36 North Clover St.

Lease RFP

Proposal Deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2014,  3:00 p.m

The City of Poughkeepsie seeks qualified not-for-profit organizations interested in leasing property located at 36 North Clover Street in the City of Poughkeepsie for the purpose of providing Child Development Programming.

  RFP: 36 North Clover Street - Lease (2.3 MiB, 671 hits)

Redevelopment RFP

Proposal Deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 3:00 p.m

The City of Poughkeepsie seeks qualified parties interested in purchasing and redeveloping city-owned property located at 36 North Clover Street in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  RFP: 36 North Clover Street - Sale (2.4 MiB, 1,110 hits)

36 North Clover Street

36 North Clover Street

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CPPD Help Launch “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” Campaign

School's-Open_8.5x11-posterSergeant Todd King and Patrolman George McSpedon of the Poughkeepsie Police Department, along with local school children, helped AAA New York to launch its 69th annual “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign at Poughkeepsie Police Headquarters.
Colorful “School’s Open” posters will be mounted in Poughkeepsie to warn motorists to be extra careful as thousands of local youngsters return to school.

“The help that we get from our club-area police departments adds to the effectiveness of our ‘School’s Open’ campaign,” said Donna Galasso, Assistant Director of the club’s Traffic Safety unit. “We appreciate the efforts of Sergeant King, Patrolman McSpedon and the Poughkeepsie Police Department, which will result in increased safety for all students,” said Galasso.

 Sergeant Todd King (right) and Patrolman George McSpedon helped to launch AAA’s “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign at the Public Safety Building in Poughkeepsie, NY. The Young family, (left to right) Tristan, Connor, Shane, Caylee and Cole participated in the ceremony. Christopher McBride Traffic Safety Specialist (back center) represented AAA.

Sergeant Todd King (right) and Patrolman George McSpedon helped to launch AAA’s “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign at the Public Safety Building in Poughkeepsie, NY. The Young family, (left to right) Tristan, Connor, Shane, Caylee and Cole participated in the ceremony. Christopher McBride Traffic Safety Specialist (back center) represented AAA.

Ms. Galasso reminds drivers, including bicyclists, to be especially cautious in school areas, keeping their speed at or below posted limits and being prepared to stop, on both sides of the street, for school buses with flashing red lights, as required by New York State law.
The club’s annual “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign is conducted with local government and police agencies. Thousands of posters, bumper stickers and other educational materials are distributed through the program.

AAA New York State’s “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” program began in 1945. Since then, it has helped to prevent injuries and deaths among children of elementary school age.
AAA New York, the local AAA affiliate, provides automotive, travel and financial services to more than 1.6 million members in New York City, and in Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Herkimer and parts of Lewis, Madison and Oneida counties.

Photo Caption: Sergeant Todd King (right) and Patrolman George McSpedon helped to launch AAA’s “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign at the Public Safety Building in Poughkeepsie, NY. The Young family, (left to right) Tristan, Connor, Shane, Caylee and Cole participated in the ceremony. Christopher McBride Traffic Safety Specialist (back center) represented AAA.

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Holiday Schedule – Labor Day (Monday, September 1)

In observance of Labor Day, the following services will be closed or suspended on September 1, 2014:

  • City Hall: Closed
  • City Courts: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Suspended – Service resumes Tuesday morning (September 2)
  • Sanitation: No Garbage or Recycling pickup on Monday. Monday routes will be picked up on Tuesday. Tuesday routes will be picked up on Wednesday. Yard debris pickup is suspended for Wednesday.

  2014 Sanitation Pick-Up Holiday Schedule (36.0 KiB, 2,242 hits)

  Sanitation & Recycling Reminders (833.4 KiB, 807 hits)

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August WAC Meeting Cancelled

The August 26, 2014 Waterfront Advisory Committee (WAC) meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. The next WAC meeting is scheduled for September 23, 2014 at 6pm.

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