School Resource Officer
School Resource Officers of the Collier and Scott Township Police Departments in collaboration with the Chartiers Valley School District are dedicated to ensure our students have a safe learning environment. We will provide valuable resources to school staff, teachers, and youth. Through our efforts, we will strive to build positive relationships between youth and police officers. These relationships will help enable us to prevent and solve problems within our schools and communities.
School Resource Officers (SRO) are law enforcement officers, with sworn authority, who are employees of the Collier and Scott Township Police Departments. The SRO’s are permanently assigned to the Chartiers Valley School District. They work in collaboration with educators, students, parents, and the community to reduce crime, drug abuse, and violence, with an overall goal of providing a safe school environment. The SRO’s are Act 120 certified police officers through the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission.
In addition, the School Resource Officers attain specialty certification through National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) and are certified as Basic and Advanced SRO’s. The SRO is specifically trained to perform three roles: law enforcement officer, law-related counselor, and law-related education instructor.
- Patrol school grounds, respond to calls for service at our schools and/or in the area, and participate in juvenile enforcement missions to prevent juvenile delinquency.
- Provide guidance on ethical issues in a classroom setting or informal settings.
- Provide individual counseling and mentoring to students.
- Give classroom presentations on the work of the SRO, the criminal justice system, and other related topics that help build an understanding of law enforcement’s role in the community.
- Participate in school-related events.
The Chartiers Valley School District is committed to providing a safe learning environment for students. A full time SRO is assigned to each school in the district. The Collier Township Police Department has two active School Resource Officers and Scott Township has one. Their specific hours are listed below.
Officer Bill Oslick – Collier Township Police
Chartiers Valley High & Middle Schools
Hours: 7a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday – Friday
School Line: 412-429-7033
Office Location: Chartiers Valley High School
50 Thoms Run Road
Bridgeville, PA 15017
Officer Ed Povirk – Scott Township Police
Chartiers Valley Intermediate Center
Hours: 8a.m. to 4p.m., Monday – Friday
Office Line: 412-429-2233
Office Location: 2030 Swallow Hill Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Officer JP Duckworth – Collier Township Police
Chartiers Valley Primary Center
Hours: 8a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday
School Line: 412-429-7014
Office Location: 125 Thoms Run Road