A lifelong Westchester County, Town of Cortlandt resident Robert "Bobby" Outhouse is a small business owner and a decorated retired Westchester County Police Detective. Bobby lives in Croton-on-Hudson with his family. He is committed to the future of Westchester County as a candidate for Westchester County Legislator in District 9 (Briarcliff Manor, Town of Cortlandt, Croton-on-Hudson, Ossining and Peekskill).
A 1982 graduate of Hendrick Hudson High School and a graduate of Manhattan College, he holds Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management. He has been volunteering and giving back to his community since the age of 14. A past member of the Peekskill Ambulance Youth Group, Life Member of the Buchanan Engine Company#1 where he served as Chief, Trustee and President for 17 years. Bobby was also a founding member of the department's Explorer Post #255. Bobby is a Charter Member of Cortlandt Community Volunteer Ambulance Corp/Life Member and an active volunteer for Croton EMS as a NYS EMT/Driver. He is an American Heart Association CPR instructor. Bob is also an Associate Member of both Cataract Hose Co, Ossining Fire Department and Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department at Riverview Manor Hose. Bob spent 10 years as appointee of Governor George Pataki on the New York State Arson Board, and was instrumental in the development and passage of Arson in the 5th degree. He currently holds the title of Past President of the Westchester County Volunteer Firemen’s Association and Westchester County Parade Judge's Association. He is Director of Hudson Valley Firemen’s Association, and a member of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) where he was recently appointed Vice-Chair of the Firefighter of the Year Committee. He is also an appointed member of the Westchester County Fire Advisory Board. Bob previously volunteered as a Town of Cortlandt recreation youth girls softball and basketball teams. He also was an assistant coach for Catholic Youth Organization girls Basketball. He is also currently President of the homeowner’s association board of Briarcliffe Waterfront Villas.
Bob Outhouse has 23 years of experience as a law enforcement officer in Westchester County. Hired in 1987 as a Police Officer for the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, Bob served as a Patrol Officer and Emergency Services Unit Officer. In 1991 Outhouse was selected to become a member of Hazardous Devices Unit (Bomb Squad). In 1996, Bob was one of two officers selected to the then new K9 Unit as an Explosive Detection Canine Handler with his partner EDC Amy. He is a current member of the International Association of Bomb Tech and Investigators. In 1999 he was promoted to Detective and assigned to the Special Operations Unit, General Investigations Unit and the Warrant Squad Unit until he retired in 2009.
Bob is the co-owner of Excelsior Consultants I, Inc., a small Private Investigating Company with his wife Angela. They have 6 children between them and a granddaughter and grandson whom they adore. His cumulative experience and background make him the perfect candidate for Westchester County Legislator, District 9.
Check out this great video outlining Bob's service to his commmunity as a volunteer firefighter!