ADMINISTRATION
Columbia County Sheriff's Office
David P. Bartlett, SHERIFF                     John W. Davi, UNDERSHERIFF
Mission Statement

While respecting the rights of all, the Columbia
County Sheriff’s Office will work continuously to
provide full service modern, professional and
community oriented public safety to those who visit,
work and reside in our county.  The Law Enforcement,
Corrections and Civil duties of the Office will be
carried out emphasizing the highest standards of
honesty, integrity, civility and cooperation.

Ms. Milone manages the administration office for the Sheriff and
Undersheriff, handles scheduling and correspondences for both, oversees
Sheriffs Office accounts, reviews legal documents and coordinates
administrative matters.  She organizes the local effort for the NYS Sheriffs
Association Institute summer youth camp which allows young people from
our county to participate each year.

Ms. Milone earned her Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from
Northeastern University in Boston, MA.  She resides in Kinderhook
with her husband Tim.
Sheriff Bartlett began his law enforcement career with the Town of Germantown Police Department as a Patrolman part time.  In 1984, he was
appointed as a Deputy Sheriff Jailer, which at that time was the entry level position within the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Bartlett has held the
positions of patrol Deputy Sheriff, patrol Sergeant, Criminal Investigator and Captain before taking office as Sheriff on January 1, 2014.

Sheriff Bartlett earned an Associates Degree from the University of New York in Cobleskill and has received training in multiple corrections
and law enforcement areas such as Police Supervision, Incident Command, Accident Investigation and Counter Terrorism.  He is certified as a
Police Instructor in general topics with specialties in Firearms and Chemical Agents. He has instructed in in-service training and at the Zone 14
Law Enforcement Academy.  In May of 1995, Sheriff Bartlett attended the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City for Advanced
Narcotics Training.  Sheriff Bartlett is also certified by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary in Boating Skills and Seamanship, and as a
snowmobile instructor with the New York State Parks and Recreation.  

Sheriff Bartlett served on the original Drug Entry/Emergency Response Team, working his way up to assistant team leader. He has served on
the Sheriff’s Marine Patrol and with the Columbia County Drug Task Force.  Working with two different dogs as partners, he was a police K-9
handler from 1993 through 2003 and is certified as a K-9 Examiner.  Sheriff Bartlett and his K-9 partners, Asko and Akim, were trained in the
fields of narcotics detection, criminal apprehension and tracking.

In addition to various certificates of appreciation, Sheriff Bartlett has received numerous service awards including an award from the Insurance
Women of the Hudson Valley for his part in disarming a suicidal individual, and an award from the New York State Sheriffs’ Association
for rescuing an individual from a burning vehicle.  

David is currently the Captain of Palmer Engine and Hose Volunteer Fire Department in Kinderhook, NY.  He is also very active with Sports
and Therapeutic Recreation Instruction/Developmental Education (S.T.R.I.D.E.) and is a coach for the Northern Columbia Little League.  
David is also an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, sport shooting, camping, snowmobiling, geocaching and collecting maple syrup with
his children.

David resides in Kinderhook with his wife Lori and their children.
Undersheriff Davi, a 27-year employee of the sheriff’s office, grew up in Hudson and is a 1984
graduate of the Hudson City School District and has completed course work at  Columbia-
Greene Community College, Hudson Valley Community College and the National Institute of
Corrections in Aurora, Colo.  He is a certified law enforcement instructor with specialties in
suicide prevention, chemical agents, infectious disease, and gang intervention.    

Undersheriff Davi was hired at the Sheriff’s Office in 1986 as a Correction Officer by Sheriff
Paul J. Proper Sr. Over the course of his career he rose through the ranks from sergeant to
lieutenant to jail administrator, where he was responsible for the daily operations of the county
correctional facility, its staff, and a more than $4 million budget.

Undersheriff Davi earned his New York State Sheriff’s Association Accreditation for the County
Correctional facility, where he is credited with starting several programs, including the “New
Leash on Life” dog training program, Veteran’s Assistance Program, Inmate Horticulture
Program, and the Inmate Work Crew Program.  He has received several awards and
commendations during his tenure at the Sheriff’s Office, including the Sheriff’s Exceptional
Duty Award, Unit Citation Award, and the Lifesaving Award.

Undersheriff Davi is a member of the New York State Law Enforcement Trainers Network, East
Coast Gang Investigators Association, Hudson Correctional Facility Community Services
Board, and the Questar III Law Enforcement Committee.  

Undersheriff Davi is a 25-year member of the Greenport Fire Department, a member of the
Federation of Polish Sportsmen, and the Hudson Elks Club.  He currently coaches Junior-
Varsity Football for the Hudson City School District, and is a past Board Member and Coach of
the Hudson Little League, and Columbia County Pop Warner.

John resides in Greenport with his wife Barbara. They have three sons, Andrew, John, and
Zachary, and a granddaughter, Abiona.
Undersheriff
John W. Davi
Sheriff David P. Bartlett
Rebecca Milone
Confidential Assistant