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Sheriff's Office

Paul Arteta, Lieutenant

Serving Orange County residents with the Sheriff’s Office since November 9, 1992.

  • Began career in Corrections Division as Corrections Officer Nov. 1992-Dec.1994.
  • Promoted to Deputy Sheriff of Criminal Division in Dec. 1994.
  • Past assignments:
    • Patrol
    • Marine Unit.
    • Bike Unit.
    • ATV Unit.
    • Honor Guard.
  • PBA President for three terms.
  • Founding member of the Orange County Deputy Sheriff PBA.
  • Promoted to Investigator assigned to the Identification Bureau 1996-2003.
    Established expertise and/or certification as:
    • Latent Print Examiner
    • Crime Scene Technician
    • Forensic Photographer

. Additional Training/Skills:

  • Level 430 FEMA ICS/NIMS Training-Operations Section Chief Oct 2005.
  • New York City Police Department Homicide Investigator Course June 2002.
  • Management seminar “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”
  • TPS-Lean Six Sigma Management Training
  • Numerous other seminars covering criminal law enforcement, labor and management issues.
  • HIDTA
  • Certified Police Instructor

Promotions:

  • Promoted to Sergeant and attended Rockland County Police Academy Supervisor training 2005.

    As Sergeant assigned to oversee:
    • Road Patrol.
    • Marine Unit.
    • Bike Unit.
    • ATV Unit.
    • Honor Guard. 
  • Promoted to Investigations Sergeant in 2007. 
  • Assigned to the FBI Safe Streets Task Force February 2009.
    • Successfully dismantling gangs in Newburgh and Middletown.
    • Presented with True American Heroes Award 2010 and 2013.
  • Successfully graduated FBI National Academy Session 248 March 2012.
  • Assigned to the Community Narcotics Enforcement Team Oct. 2013.
  • Promoted to Lieutenant March 2014:
    • Commander of Sheriff/District Attorney County-wide Narcotics Unit.
    • Oversee Plain Clothes Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office.
    • Oversee Honor Guard.
    • Oversee Pistol Licensing Division
    • Oversee Specialized Investigative Units

Education:

  • Graduated Wallkill Senior High School 1986.
  • Graduated Nyack College Bachelor of Science in Management 1994.