The Town Clerk s office, governed by the Town of Poughkeepsie in New York, issues death, birth and marriage certificates. It offers a dog licensing program. The town government operates assessing, building, highway, engineering and human resources departments. The Town of Poughkeepsie s fire department provides a range of fire protection and suppression services. It also has a police department that offers crime prevention and protection solutions. The town government maintains sewer, zoning, planning, recreation and water departments. The Town of Poughkeepsie manages more than 20 town parks and organizes various recreational activities. It has a conservation advisory commission and town board.