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Sheriff's Office

Carl E. DuBois, Sheriff

Sheriff Carl E. DuBois was born and raised in Orange County. He has been a resident of Mt. Hope for over 40 years. He attended Minisink High School and graduated in 1972. Sheriff DuBois started his law enforcement career in 1974 with the Middletown Police Department, and his career spanned some of the most turbulent times of the department's history. Sheriff DuBois rose from an undercover narcotics investigator to street cop, detective, and then to sergeant as commanding officer of the Middletown Detective Unit, to uniform Lieutenant. Sheriff DuBois was also the Information Systems Administrator and was instrumental in transitioning the department into the use of computers. He was also an instructor at the Chester Police Academy and Rockland County Police Academy for several years. During his career, he went on to study Criminal Justice in college, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree, Cum Laude, from Mercy College in Westchester County in 1982. He retired from the Middletown Police Department in 1997, and took a job with Frontier Communications as a technical computer systems analyst. He was responsible for the maintenance of a large area network in Orange County and surrounding areas, as well as the Middletown Office of the Frontier wide area network. He served as Police Commissioner of the Town of Mt. Hope from 1996 to 1998. He then went on to become the Village Justice in Otisville in 1998 and Town Justice of Mt. Hope in 1999. He retired from both Justice positions when he entered his name in to candidacy for Orange County Sheriff in 2002, winning the election and assuming office January 1, 2003. He is a member of various civic, charitable, and community organizations such as the Brittany Miller Foundation, which raises funds and support for pediatric cancer, Middletown Salvation Army Board, and is very active with the Boy Scouts of America. Sheriff DuBois is married to the former Barbara Fitzgerald, and has been married for 31 years. He has two sons, Austin who is an attorney in Goshen, NY., and Griffin who is a stage actor in New York City. Sheriff DuBois' mantra is Lead by Example. He has participated in Crime Sweeps and has made numerous visits to the Annual Night Out Against Crime venues. He has also attended Bike Unit training and has gone out on Bike Patrol on the Heritage Trail. Sheriff DuBois pledged to bring the Sheriff's Office in to the 21st Century and has done so. Sheriff DuBois attended the FBI National Academy and was a graduate of the 219th Session, and the 89th Session of the National Institute for Corrections/National Sheriff’s Association Executive Development Seminar in Longmont, CO. He has led the Office to Law Enforcement Accreditation from the Department of Criminal Justice Services, Corrections Accreditation from the New York State Sheriff’s Association, Corrections Accreditation from the American Corrections Association, and the Medical Accreditation from the National Commission on Correction Healthcare.. Sheriff DuBois was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2006 and 2010. He has developed a good working relationship with all the Police Chiefs in Orange County, all the County agencies, the County Legislators and the County Executive. Sheriff DuBois has made good on the pledge that his Sheriff's Office will display Leadership with a Commitment towards Excellence and Integrity.