2009 TPPD MemorialThe Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department does not hire non-certified full-time police officers directly, instead, they are hired by the department from a “town preferred” (candidates must have a verifiable Town of Poughkeepsie address) eligibility list of police officer candidates successfully completing a New York State Civil Service test conducted by the Dutchess County Personnel Department. There are no part-time sworn positions in the department.

For more information about the Civil Service test for Police Officer, write, call or visit online the Dutchess County Personnel Department at:

Dutchess County Personnel Department

22 Market Street       Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

Phone: (845) 486-2169

Fax: (845) 486-2186

24-Hour Exams Hotline (845) 486-2167

Location: 5th floor Dutchess County Office Building

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday


Transfer from within New York State

Officer’s currently employed by municipal agencies within New York State as full-time police officers; originally hired off an open competitive civil service list and who have successfully completed their probationary period, will be considered for employment by this agency.

Resignation-reinstatement procedures will be utilized when hiring transfers. More information about this procedure is available upon request.

The following will be required of and arranged by the department for all candidates unless otherwise noted:

-Written Psychological Test

-Oral Psychological Examination

-Polygraph Examination

-Agility Test (civil service eligibility list only)

-Medical Examination

-Background Investigation

Resumes will be accepted on a continual basis. Qualified applicants will be contacted as openings occur and interviews are scheduled.

The Town of Poughkeepsie is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Those interested in employment with this agency are requested to mail a cover letter and resume to:

Chief Joseph Cavaliere

Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department

19 Tucker Drive

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12603