The School Board of Directors approved the hiring of recommended candidate Officer Edward Joyner on Tuesday evening. Officer Joyner will serve as the District’s Safety and Security Coordinator and School Police Officer.
New legislation (Act 44 of 2018) requires all public school districts to appoint a school administrator as the Safety and Security Coordinator.
Officer Joyner will meet the requirements of Act 44 by overseeing all school police officers, school resource officers, school security guards and policies and procedures. He will serve as the school liaison among the safety committee, department, law enforcement and other organizations. Joyner will coordinate training and resources for students and staff in matters relating to situational awareness, trauma-informed education, behavioral and mental health, substance abuse awareness and emergency procedures and training.
Officer Joyner brings a 27-year law enforcement background to CV, which includes specialized experiences and extensive training. As a Pennsylvania State Police Officer, he assisted in numerous dignitary protection details, including several United States Presidents. Previously, Joyner worked as a School Police Officer with the City of Pittsburgh School Police. He has earned awards and accolades for excellence in service.
Joyner will lead the Chartiers Valley Safety and Security Department as it follows the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) Basic Triad concept in which School Police and Resource Officers act as teachers, counselors and law enforcement officers.
While Officer Joyner’s office will be located in District Administration, adjacent to the Intermediate School, he will work with the officers, students and staff in all buildings.
Officer Bill Oslick will continue to serve the Middle and High Schools, Officer Ed Povirk will remain at the Intermediate School, and Officer Dan Elway has been assigned to the Primary School by the Collier Police Department.
Officer Elway is an experienced police officer in his 15th year with Collier PD. He trains newly-hired officers and works as a defensive tactics instructor. Elway is a US Air Force veteran. In his free time, he enjoys teaching scuba to children and families, and even volunteers at the PPG Aquarium, helping to clean and maintain the deep water tanks.
Welcome to CV, Officer Joyner and Officer Elway!