Duane J. Lopez, Lieutenant
Duane J. Lopez is a 15 year veteran of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Born and raised in Orange County New York. He is an alumnus of Newburgh Free Academy, Orange County Community College and Alfred State College. In 1992 he enlisted in the US Army and continued to serve as a Sergeant in the NY Army National Guard until receiving an honorable discharge in 2001. On April 2nd 1999 he was hired as a Deputy Sheriff with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and attended the Kingston Police Academy in Kingston, NY. In 2004 he was appointed to an investigations position and was assigned to counter-terrorism. In May of 2011 he was promoted to Sergeant after taking a promotional exam and was assigned to the uniformed patrol division. In February of 2014 Duane was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant after a promotional exam and oversees the uniform patrol division. Lt Lopez also serves as a Team Leader with the Special Operations Group with 14 years of special operations experience.