Lindsay Baumhardt

Lindsay Baumhardt is the new Plymouth police school liaison officer.

Meet the new police liaison officer

Posted January 2, 2017

Lindsay Baumhardt has been named the new police school liaison officer for the Plymouth School District.

Like her predecessor, Todd Kronberg, Officer Baumhardt will serve in all five district schools. She began spending time in the schools in December, and her appointment becomes official in January.

Officer Baumhardt was born in Cascade and lived there for 27 years. She attended school at Cascade Elementary School, Riverview Middle School and Plymouth High School.

Upon graduation from PHS, she attended the UW-Oshkosh Criminal Justice program for a year and then received her associate’s degree in criminal justice from Lakeshore Technical College. While attending LTC, she worked as a correctional officer for the Sheboygan Country Sheriff’s Department for two years.

She joined the Plymouth Police Department as a full-time patrol officer in October 2006, working primarily third shift. Officer Baumhardt lives in Howards Grove with her husband, Shawn, and three children.

“I am very excited to begin this new path in my career,” she said. “I look forward to getting to know all of the students on a personal level, as well as the teachers I will be working alongside.”

Officer Kronberg, who retired in October, said working with teachers and staff in serving the students was one of his favorite things about the position. “This district has a passion to see students succeed,” he said. “The teaching and support staff all show great willingness to serve students.”

Officer Kronberg was the third school liaison in Plymouth, and held the position the longest, since the 1998-99 school year. During that time, what began as a proactive program became even more proactive as the schools reflected issues from the larger community. 

He had a front-row view of positive changes in the schools, as well. Including students of all abilities into the regular school day has been one of the best developments, he said.

“Inclusion has been a wonderful thing. I’ve seen so many students blossom from inclusion,” he said. “The emphasis is on what they can do, not what they can’t. Teachers and staff help students find their talents and their role in society.”

Officer Kronberg said the first few months of his retirement has been a blur. He received a Service Award from the city of Plymouth, and he was Grand Marshal of the 2016 Holiday Parade. He is now working security at Lakeland College, and will be relocating soon to the DePere area, where his wife has a job and his daughter is attending college.

After 21 years in law enforcement – 18 of them as school liaison – Officer Kronberg said he is looking forward to more time for travel, family and enjoying sporting events as a pure spectator.

“I don’t think I’d be celebrating 21-plus years in law enforcement if it weren’t for the resource officer position,” he said. “It’s been a rewarding experience. Exhausting, but great.”