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
Dr. Nicole Bezila, Director of Pupil Services
North Hills School District
Chief Aaron Vanatta
Quaker Valley School District Police
Youngsters Shop With a Cop at South Hills Village Macy’s
August 23, 2021
Unlike some other instances, the police cars parked outside of Macy’s in South Hills Village early on the morning of Aug. 21 were there for a positive reason. The department store hosted Back-to-School Shop With a Cop, with Pennsylvania State Police troopers joining officers from local departments to help put smiles on the faces of youngsters and their parents.
CV establishes duties of school police officers.
August 8, 2021
SILVER SPRING TWP., Pa. -
The Cumberland Valley School Board on Monday passed a resolution that establishes the “power and duties” of police officers employed by the school district.
Earlier this year, the school board enacted a new district policy that would allow the district to hire its own police force as district employees, as well as a policy on the use of force listed as “applicable to school police officers.” District officials previously said it could be less costly to run its own police force than contracting outside sources.