Canisteo Welcomes New Police Chief

May 16, 2017

CANISTEO, NY – The village of Canisteo swore in their first Police Chief in over 30 years Tuesday afternoon at the Nicklebrew restaurant. It was a packed house as family, friends, village and town officials, and many law enforcement personal from all over the county welcomed Amidon into his new position.

Born and raised in Canisteo, Kyle graduated in 2006 from the Canisteo-Greenwood Central School District. In 2008 he received an Associate’s Degree from Alfred State College in Liberal Arts-Social Sciences. He then pursued his education at Daemen College in Buffalo for Childhood/Special Education.

Kyle accepted a position with the Hornell City Police Department prior to finishing his Bachelor’s Degree in April of 2010. In 2011 Kyle graduated from the Rural Police Training Academy in Batavia, NY and became a New York State certified Police Officer.

In April of 2013 Kyle left the Hornell City Police Department and took over as the Officer in Charge of the Canisteo Village Police Department and was promoted to Sergeant in May of 2015. He currently resides in the City of Hornell with his family.

Amidon is one of the youngest, if not the youngest, Police Chief in the entire state at 29 years old.