Sheriff’s Office Improves Emergency Management Efforts

POUGHKEEPSIE – Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Shawn Castano was recognized by Acting Sheriff Kirk Imperati for his work in emergency management.

“I congratulate Lieutenant Castano on his accomplishment. I recognize the need for the Sheriff’s Office to play a role in the discipline of emergency management as we continue our planning, response, recovery and mitigation efforts for various threats, both natural and man-made, affecting Dutchess County,” Imperati said. “We have strong working relationships with the Dutchess County Emergency Response Department and county government, law enforcement, fire departments, Dutchess County municipalities and others. partners at the state and federal levels.”

National Emergency Management Basic Academy graduates complete 12 online prerequisite courses before participating in 120 hours of classroom instruction and exercises. Classwork includes emergency management fundamentals, disaster science, emergency operations planning, homeland security exercise and evaluation curriculum, and public information basics. This academy session was hosted by the New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and took place between January and April 2022 in Kingston.

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