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The Friends of Safe Schools United States of America is a 501(c)(3) public charity committed to improving safety in and around schools. Our approach to improving safety is rooted in improving communication, awareness and participating in programs that inspire positive behavior, cooperative relationships and a safer school environment.

​Pennsylvania Chapter Directors

Dr. Johannah Vanatta, Superintendent

Chartiers Valley School District

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dr. Nicole Bezila, Director of Pupil Services

North Hills School District

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Officer Aaron Vanatta, Police Officer

Quaker Valley School District

Sewickley, Pennsylvania


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After complaints, senators return to drawing board on part of school safety law

August 8, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa- A law to expand schools' security options in Pennsylvania now has some school law enforcement officers miffed.

School safety coalition looks at how to spot threats 

August 6, 2019


"It's not just a direct threat like, 'I'm going to hurt you', there are different types of threats and how you have to assess each one differently," says Sharon Schools Superintendent 

York's Law Enforcement Explorers learning tools of the trade

July 25, 2019

YORK, PA- The 13 cadets in York County's new — and only — Law Enforcement Explorers Program have spent this week getting hands-on experience on what it takes to be a cop.

School police of­fi­cers vital to student safety

July 14, 2019

PITTSBUGH, PA-Effective Aug. 31, newly-hired school police officers will no longer have the authority to make arrests, a power held by school police for decades.