The New Lebanon Central School District is excited to welcome the new school resource officer Deputy Brian McSween. Deputy McSween is a member of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office where he has been a deputy since 2017.
“Kids are the future, so we want to bridge the gap between community and policing.”
He is a native of Hudson, New York and graduated from Hudson High School in 2011. After high school he went to Columbia-Greene Community College for criminal justice. He says that he always knew he wanted to work in law enforcement. In 2014 he joined the army reserves which he is still active in today as part of the 1018th quartermaster company.
McSween will be taking on another role in the district as a volunteer coach for the varsity boys’ basketball team.
“It will be another way to establish leadership with the kids too…I will be able to get out of uniform, and they can see me in a different light.”
Deputy McSween is looking forward to getting to meet the students and establish a good relationship with them. He encourages students to come talk to him anytime whether he’s walking around the halls or in his office. He will be present in both the Elementary and Jr./Sr. High School throughout the day.
The district’s prior resource deputy Patrick McMahon took a different position with the sheriff’s office.