Village of Millbrook seeks chief of police

MILLBROOK — Mayor Tim Collopy recently announced that the Village of Millbrook is looking for a part-time chief of police.

The Millbrook Police Department has been in the hands of Sgt. Jared Witt, but Witt is a full-time officer who works the first shift — it can be difficult to handle that policing effort and all of the administrative duties needed in the daily performance of the department.

“The village had a chief of police at one time,” said Collopy.

When precisely that time was is unclear — it has been at least 20 years, Town Hall staff confirmed.

Having asked for an assessment of the department by Millerton Police Department Chief Joseph Olenik, one suggestion was that the Millbrook police force would benefit from having a police chief.

Requirements include United States citizenship; a valid New York state driver’s license; and computer skills in programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook and any required police reporting software. Dutchess County residency is preferred.

According to the village’s website, other requirements include seven years of full-time responsible work experience in an organized police force or law enforcement agency performing the duties of a police officer, at least one year of which involved supervising of at least three police officers; or graduation from a regionally accredited or New York state-recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree and a major in police science, criminology or a closely related field, plus five years of full-time responsible work experience in an organized police force or law enforcement agency performing the duties of a police officer, with at least one year supervising a minimum of three police officers; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

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