The Resident Deputy Sheriff’s Program in our county was initiated in 2002.  There are currently five
Deputy Sheriff's who serve in this program.   In addition to Deputy Sheriff's who are assigned patrol zones
and begin patrol from the Public Safety Facility, Resident Deputy Sheriffs are assigned a patrol vehicle to
patrol the town they live in, and surrounding towns.  They start and end patrols from their residence.  
Additionally, during each semester, Columbia Greene Community College becomes a diversified
community and is assigned a Deputy Sheriff as a resource to security, the faculty, the students and the

The primary duties of Resident Deputy Sheriffs include
Community Relations and Interaction, Police
Patrol and Investigation, Traffic Safety Education and Enforcement, Underage Drinking & DWI
Education and Enforcement, Handicapped Parking Education and Enforcement and all other
standard duties of a law enforcement officer
.  They have flexibility to work different hours depending
on public safety situations encountered in their assigned areas.  Periodically, the Resident Deputy
Sheriffs will conduct special DWI and underage operation violation patrols in areas where problems are
indicated by an increase in motor vehicle accidents, citizen complaints and youth activity related to
underage drinking.  

Resident Deputy Sheriffs routinely attend community days, community/public events and schools in their
assigned areas.  
They will conduct informational lectures on Bicycle Safety, Handicapped
Parking or other law enforcement areas of interest, or arrange for an expert in a specific field
to conduct a lecture.

The Resident Deputy Program began with two Deputy Sheriff’s and currently has five members.  All
municipalities in Columbia County, have a Deputy Sheriff assigned to it.  The program is evaluated by
public response and input through government leaders and community representatives.  A Deputy Sheriff
is assigned to Columbia-Greene Community College as a resource for security, the faculty and the
campus community.
Columbia County Sheriff's Office
David P. Bartlett, SHERIFF                     John W. Davi, UNDERSHERIFF
Copyright ©2006 Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Hudson, NY 12534
Resident Deputy Sgt. Brian Molinski - Greenport, Germantown and Stockport

Deputy Sheriff Peter Grzeskow - Livingston, Taghkanic, Clermont and Claverack

Deputy Sheriff David Proper - Hillsdale, Copake, Ancram and Gallatin

Deputy Sheriff Louis Bray - Kinderhook, Stuyvesant and Ghent

Deputy Sheriff Chad Shufelt - Canaan, New Lebanon, Chatham and Austerlitz