Sheriff to hang up his badge

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GOSHEN – Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois will not be seeking reelection when his current term expires at the end of 2022.

The lawman, who will have over 40 years in the job, Wednesday, told Mid-Hudson News that he plans to retire at the conclusion of this, his fifth term.

“It’s time to go. I have done my time. In the City of Middletown, I did over 22 years there. I did my time as a judge. I have done my time as a police commissioner in the Town of Mount Hope and when I am done, it will be 20 years as sheriff. So, it’s time for somebody else to do it,” he said.

DuBois ran unopposed in four of the five elections as the county’s top law enforcement official.

He said as a private citizen, he is endorsing his undersheriff, Kenneth Jones, as his successor.

“Together we have made significant changes in the sheriff’s office and today we are proud that it operates in the top two percent of the sheriff’s offices in the United States,” he said.

Prior to serving as undersheriff, Jones was a member of the State Police.