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City of Poughkeepsie Police Providing Free Preparation for Those Interested in Taking Police Exam

City of Poughkeepsie officials have announced that free help is available for those interested in taking part in the upcoming Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff Exam. Dutchess County has announced there will be no fees for applicants to take the exam, which will be given on Saturday, Sept. 18, and the Sheriff’s
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County Waives Fees for Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff Exam

Dutchess County has announced there will be no fees for applicants to take the upcoming Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff Exam as part of the County’s ongoing commitment to a diverse workforce. Dutchess County Human Resources will host the Law Enforcement Exam on Saturday, Sept. 18. The exam is part of the
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Statement by City of Poughkeepsie Police Chief on Arrests Related to Gun Violence

During the past year, gun violence has been on the rise nationally and locally – here in the City of Poughkeepsie this year there have been 33 confirmed shots fired incidents resulting in two homicides, six shootings with injury victims, and nine properties were damaged by gunfire. To date, we
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Front Desk

  • (845) 451-4000 – For all non-emergency calls
  • 9-1-1 – For all emergency calls

Cash for Tips Hotline

  • (845) 451-7577

City Police will pay $250 to anyone who provides information that leads to the recovery of an illegal gun and $500 for information that leads to an arrest of a person possessing an illegal gun. All callers will remain anonymous.

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