Dutchess County

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Kirk Imperati (Acting Sheriff)
Sheriff

Undersheriff

TBA

Address

150 North Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Phone

845-486-3800

Website

http://www.dutchessny.gov/CountyGov/Departments/Sheriff/SHIndex.htm

Population

297,500

Area

825 square miles

County

Dutchess

County Seat

Poughkeepsie, NY

Position

Acting Sheriff

Career

Acting Sheriff Imperati is a lifelong resident of Dutchess County and a 29-year veteran of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, where he directed numerous initiatives in proactive policing to protect the residents of Dutchess County, including the Field Intelligence Group, Hudson Valley Safe Streets Gang Task Force, Child Advocacy Investigative Unit, Sex Offense Registry program, and the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Imperati worked his way up from being a DARE Instructor (1995) to DARE Coordinator (1998); from Training Director for the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office (2000) to Detective (2004) and then to Undersheriff in 2007.

Education / Training

He graduated from Marist College with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and is currently working on a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Besides his work in the Sheriff's Office, he is a board member of the Hospice Foundation and the Ryan McElroy Children's Cancer Foundation. Also, for 45 years, he has been a parishioner of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Poughkeepsie, where he is also a trustee.

Personal

Kirk Imperati became Acting Dutchess County Sheriff in late September 2021 upon the death of his longtime friend and mentor, Sheriff Adrian H. "Butch" Anderson. Imperati served as Sheriff Anderson’s Undersheriff for 15 years prior to assuming the role of Acting Sheriff.