Safety & Security Coordinator
Officer John Bruner joins the Chartiers Valley School District following a state mandate Act 44, which requires all chief school administrators to appoint a school administrator as the School Safety and Security Coordinator
Officer Bruner has an extensive law enforcement background, including serving as the Safety & Security Coordinator for Keystone Oaks School District since 2015. Prior to his work in schools, Bruner was a Police Officer and Chief County Detective for township and county departments.
Bruner has completed Act 120, ALICE, and NASRO School Police Officer trainings and is registered thru the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency (PCCD) to perform security assessments in school buildings across the Commonwealth.
Bruner is a lecturer through the IUP Police Academy for “Act 67, School Police Officer Training” and assisted in theIr development of School Police Officer Cultural Awareness & Diversity Sensitivity curriculum focused on empathy, cultural awareness, and the importance of student services.
Under the direction of the Superintendent, the Safety and Security Coordinator understands the pedagogy component of the position and develops a school safety curriculum, writes and applies for grants, remains familiar with current safety trends, and serves as a district liaison with law enforcement, social services and other services such as homeless, mental health and refugee.
Officer Bruner incorporates the NASRO triad model – educator, informal counselor and law enforcement officer – throughout the District. He coordinates training for faculty, staff and students regarding situational and trauma awareness, behavioral health, suicide and bullying, substance abuse, and emergency response procedures for fire, natural disaster, active shooter, hostage and threat situations.
Officer Bruner resides in the Pittsburgh area with his wife and dogs.