Please welcome Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputy K.C. Bauhoff to Chatham Central Schools as our new School Resource Deputy (SRD). Deputy Bauhoff replaces Deputy Todd Hyson, who recently accepted a new assignment with the Sheriff’s Office. As did Deputy Hyson, Deputy Bauhoff will be on campus to help us maintain a safe, positive learning environment for our students as well as provide educational and other valuable resources to our students.
Bauhoff has been a Deputy Sheriff for 11 years. He is an instructor with the Zone 14 Law Enforcement Academy with concentrations in Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training and Firearms Training, and is a member of the Columbia-Greene Shared Service Response Team. Prior to becoming a police officer he was an infantryman in the New York Army National Guard and deployed to Iraq in 2004. He grew up in Columbia County and is a graduate of Ichabod Crane High School. He enjoys spending time outdoors and teaches hunter safety. He lives in Chatham with his wife Amber and their two-year-old son Easton.
“It’s important for young people in our community to have positive, healthy interactions with police,” Deputy Bauhoff said. “Law enforcement is more than just a job, it’s a service, and I look forward to getting to know our students and showing them I am here to help.”
Deputy Bauhoff’s SRD services are shared between Chatham CSD and New Lebanon CSD, part of an ongoing program implemented by Sheriff David Bartlett that provides SRDs to Columbia County public schools. This service currently comes at no cost to our school.
We would like to thank Deputy Hyson for the great work he did while here at Chatham Central Schools. We wish him well in his new assignment with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, and we look forward to having Deputy Bauhoff here in our schools.