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Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum

It is the mission of the Ulster County Sheriff's Office to serve the public by enhancing our partnership with the community, and in so doing, protect life and property, prevent crime, solve problems and foster good will through courtesy and professionalism.

The Ulster County Sheriff's Office shall maintain a correctional facility with the highest degree of security to ensure the safety of the citizens, staff and inmates.

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False Alarm Reduction Act, Ulster County Local Law 13 of 2015

The False Alarm Reduction Act, which requires property owners to have a permit for alarm systems, goes into effect on January 1, 2016. Under the law, it is a violation for anyone to cause an alarm system to operate which results in a call to the Ulster County Sheriff, police officers, and other first responders, such as firefighters and emergency services, without a valid permit issued by the Ulster County Sheriff. A separate permit is required for each alarm system. An application fee of $10 applies. Click here to become familiar with this law.

The following municipalities are EXEMPT from Ulster County Local Law #13 - False Alarm Reduction Act (because these municipalities have their own local ordinances with regard to false alarms):

City of Kingston
MarlboroTown of Ulster
New PaltzSaugerties

Property Owners, download the application via the link below:
Alarm System Permit Application

For a summary: click here

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To report Terrorist Related Activity
call 866-safe-nys (866-723-3697)

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