Orange County Sheriff Carl E. DuBois announced Wednesday, May 5, that he will not seek for a sixth term in 2022.
DuBois has served unprecedented five four-year terms, running unopposed since 2006. He is the longest serving sheriff in the history of Orange County and currently the fourth longest serving sheriff in New York State.
His promise to the voters in 2002 was to bring the Sheriff’s Office into the 21st Century which he and his staff have done. The office has achieved five accreditations, two from the New York State Sheriff’s Association and three national accreditations, receiving the Triple Crown Award in 2016 from the National Sheriff’s Association. Less than 100 Sheriff’s Offices out of 3000 nationwide have achieved this status, and since then have continued to maintain those accreditations with periodical audits.
The office has also managed a multi-million-dollar revenue stream, bringing in more than $100 million since 2003 to the Orange County budget.
The office also developed a state-of-the-art firearms training facility and in-service training command to manage and ensure all deputies and corrections officers maintain current training standards, an area of vital importance to the office and our community.
The Sheriff’s Office has also developed and offers a Civilian Handgun Training class, as handgun permit applications continue to increase.
Before his election as sheriff in 2002, DuBois served more than 22 years with the Middletown Police Department, where he rose from an undercover narcotics investigator to street cop, detective and then to sergeant as commanding officer of the Middletown Detective Unit, retiring with the rank of lieutenant. He also served as a village and town justice for four years.