Friday, August 10, 2018



City of Poughkeepsie swears in new cops

Mayor Rolison, podium, addresses the new officers

POUGHKEEPSIE – Just days after the Poughkeepsie Common Council passed the delayed "retention" plan for the police department, the city has hired seven new officers.

One officer transferred in to the department last week and is already on the street while the remaining six were sworn in at a city hall ceremony on Friday.

The six officers, five male and one female, will attend the Dutchess County Police Academy beginning on August 20. After graduating the 15 week training the recruits will then spend several more weeks training with experienced city police officers.

In welcoming the officers to the city, Mayor Rob Rolison, a retired Town of Poughkeepsie Police detective said when he was a town officer, “I was always in awe of the city PD" because of their great reputation.

Rolison also announced that earlier in the day he had met with the acting superintendent of the Poughkeepsie City School District and school board president to discuss school security for the upcoming year.

"There are 4,700 students in the district and they will become your responsibility to keep safe," the mayor said, stressing the need for the new recruits to get to know everyone in the city.

Detective Chris Libolt, vice-president of the City of Poughkeepsie PBA said that "getting these seven new hires is the first sign that the retention plan is working!"


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