The Simsbury Board of Education and the Town of Simsbury recently announced that Patrol
Officer First Class Todd S. Kushman has been assigned as the new School
Resource Officer to the middle school (Henry James Memorial School) and the
five elementary schools in the district. Simsbury High School currently has an
officer dedicated exclusively to the high school.
Officer Kushman assumed his new position on Aug. 21, 2013 and will attend orientation in preparation for the start of school on Aug. 28. He brings to his new position a wealth of experience working with youngsters, including coaching sports teams and participating in the program “Bowling with Badges,” a community-based, six-week program that pairs children with officers to not only have fun bowling but work on life skills as well. Officer Kushman also has extensive experience with teaching and instruction, as he serves as a field training officer for the Simsbury Police Department.
Simsbury Public Schools Superintendent Matthew T. Curtis said, “We are pleased to know that Officer Kushman will be working closely with our students and staff to promote a safe and welcoming climate for all. This is another example of ongoing efforts to work collaboratively with the Simsbury Police Department to support Simsbury’s students and families.”