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School Safety and Security

On June 22, 2018, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 44 of 2018 into law, creating a Safe Schools and Security Committee within PCCD.  The Committee is tasked with developing the criteria school entities are to use in performing school safety and security assessments, issuing a survey to school entities to measure school safety and security preparedness, and administering grants.

More information about the Committee, criteria, survey and grants will be posted on this website within the next few weeks.  Please bookmark this page or follow us on Twitter (@PACrimeComm) for updates.

School Safety and Security Committee Membership

Chairman of the Committee:
Mr. Charles H. Ramsey, Chairman, PCCD
Designee: Derin Myers
Acting Executive Director, PCCD

Members and their Designees:

Honorable Pedro Rivera
Secretary, PA Department of Education
Designee: Dr. David Volkman
Executive Deputy Secretary, PA Department of Education

Honorable Josh Shapiro
Attorney General, Office of Attorney General
Designee: Mr. Mike Vereb
Director of Government Affairs, Office of Attorney General

Lt. Colonel Robert Evanchick
Acting Commissioner, PA State Police
Designee: Major James Degnan
Acting Deputy Commissioner of Operations, PA State Police

Mr. Richard D. Flinn Jr.
Director, PA Emergency Management Agency
Designee: Mr. Jeffrey Thomas
Executive Deputy Director, PA Emergency Management Agency

Honorable Wayne Langerholc
35th Senatorial District

Honorable James Brewster
45th Senatorial District

Honorable Jason Ortitay
46th House District

Honorable Donna Bullock
195th House District

Honorable Teresa D. Miller
Acting Secretary, PA Department of Human Services
Designee: Ms. Tara Breitsprecher
Executive Policy Specialist, PA Department of Human Services

Mr. Mike Hurley
Chair, School Safety Committee
PA Association of School Business Officials

Dr. Gennaro "Jamie" Piraino, Jr.
Superintendent, Franklin Regional School District

Mr. Joseph Regan
Fraternal Order of Police

Dr. Helena Tuleya-Payne, Ed.D.
Professor and Coordinator of School Psychology, Ed.D., Millersville University

Ms. Nikki Bricker
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, RPT
Sand Castle Counseling and Pressley Ridge

Mr. Mike Kelly, AIA, LEED AP
KCBA Architects