Rolison Wins Backing of Dutchess County Deputy Sheriffs

With ‘full support,’ Deputy Sheriffs PBA endorses City of Poughkeepsie mayoral candidate and 26-year law enforcement veteran


POUGHKEEPSIE – County Legislature Chairman (District 8) and City of Poughkeepsie mayoral candidate Rob Rolison today announced that the Dutchess County Deputy Sheriffs Police Benevolent Association (PBA) has officially endorsed his candidacy. Rolison served the law enforcement community as a Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department Patrolman and Detective for a total of 26 years. According to its website, the Dutchess County Deputy Sheriffs PBA consists of 100 members that serve the county’s 300,000 residents in its 30 towns, cities, and villages.


“Rob Rolison has the law enforcement knowledge and experience it takes to turn Poughkeepsie around. He has worked for 12 years in the county Legislature to provide the men and women of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office with the tools they need to fight crime. He has our full support,” said Dutchess County Deputy Sheriffs PBA President Ken Powers.


On July 29 Rolison announced a joint county-city plan to provide Poughkeepsie with additional resources to combat a recent string of shootings in the Queen City. The plan included doubling the number of patrols involving Sheriff’s Office and City of Poughkeepsie Police Department personnel in crime hot spots.


“I began my law enforcement career as a part-time officer with the Sheriff’s Office. The work they perform on behalf of this community’s residents has led directly to the sharp drop in violent crime in Dutchess County over the past four years. I am honored to receive this endorsement from the brave men and women serving in one of our nation’s oldest and proudest law enforcement agencies, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office,” said Rolison.


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