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Sheriff’s Office Completes First Phase of Countywide Training

Dutchess County Sheriff Adrian “Butch” Anderson is pleased to announce that the first phase of the Countywide Procedural Justice & Implicit Bias Training Initiative has concluded.

The first phase of this training initiative started on October 19, 2020 and ended on March 31, 2021. During the first phase, thirteen procedural justice training classes were conducted at the Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center. A total of 287 police officers from various law enforcement agencies throughout Dutchess County completed the eight-hour New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Procedural Justice (Principled Policing) Class.

The second phase of this initiative is scheduled to begin on May 5, 2021. During the second phase, eight-hour New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Implicit Bias training classes will be conducted at the Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center. Classes will be held during the months of May and June. Classes will resume in September and run through December providing Dutchess County police agencies numerous opportunities to assign their officers to the training.

With the support of Dutchess County and City of Poughkeepsie government leaders, the Sheriff’s Office will continue to work collaboratively with the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department to lead this training initiative and deliver training for all police officers throughout Dutchess County.