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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.

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​Pennsylvania Chapter Director

Chief Aaron Vanatta

Quaker Valley School Police

Sewickley, Pennsylvania



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Safe Schools


Tussey Mountain to get new SRO officer
March 17, 2023

SAXTON — Saxton Borough Council announced Monday night that it is expecting to hire an individual at its April 10 meeting to assume a school resource officer (SRO) position at the Tussey Mountain High School.

Superintendent: 'School safety is always evolving' at Westmont Hilltop

March 4, 2023

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – Westmont Hilltop High School students are greeted each morning at the door by the school police officer or security guards, an administrator and a school counselor.

School districts launch important, timely response to vaping

March 21, 2023

MILTON — Administrators in Valley school districts, working in conjunction with local medical and law enforcement agencies, are proactively protecting the health and safety of their students by zeroing in on the dangers of vaping.

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