Sheriff Bartlett selects Davi for undersheriff

GREENPORT—Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett has announced his selection of Captain John Davi to serve as the county’s next undersheriff.

Captain Davi, a 27-year employee of the Sheriff’s Office, currently serves as the jail administrator, a position he has held since 2003.

Born and raised in Hudson, Captain Davi is the son of Salvatore and Lina Davi. He is a 1984 graduate of Hudson City High School and has completed course work at Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson Valley Community College and the National Institute of Corrections in Aurora, CO.

He is a certified law enforcement instructor with specialties in suicide prevention, chemical agents, infectious disease and gang intervention.

Captain 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 his current position, in which he is responsible for the daily operations of the county correctional facility, its staff, and a $4 million plus budget.

Captain Davi is credited with earning New York State Sheriff’s Association Accreditation for the county jail and also with starting programs like 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.

Captain 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.

He 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.

Captain Davi lives in Greenport with his wife Barbara (Gyr). They have three sons: Andrew, John and Zachary, and a granddaughter, Abiona.

 

 

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