School Police Officer

Gettysburg, PA
Gettysburg Area School District

Salary: $31.01 per hour.

Position Summary:

The School Police Officer will patrol the school facilities and grounds to prevent disruptive or illegal actions, access to restricted areas, theft, or vandalism on an assigned or rotating shift and will work to promote a safe and healthy environment for students, staff and visitors.

Essential Functions:

  • Take the Oath of Office for School Police Officer.
  • Support the Director of Safety and Security for GASD by collaborating with local police, state police and sheriff’s office when necessary.
  • Review of all District safety and security policies and procedures for a common and enforceable language and purpose and conduct updated security training of all school district personnel as needed.
  • Participate in related district committees including the safe schools committee, the crisis team, and the workplace safety committee.
  • Counsel students and parents concerning unlawful behavior and consequences.
  • Report, file criminal charges for GASD in consultation with the Director of Safety & Security.
  • Attends court hearings as necessary.
  • Assists the Director of Safety and Security when addressing bomb threats, hostage situations, and other emergency situations as may be necessary.
  • Deliver technical and law enforcement-related assistance on all security matters.
  • Enforce applicable laws and District policies on or near School District property.


  • High School graduate with a minimum of seven (7) years police experience Act 120 and Act 235 Certification or graduate of the PA State Police Academy,employment as a state trooper and separated from service in good standing.
  • Training as required under 53 Pa.C.S. Ch. 21 Subch. D (relating to municipal police officer education and training).
  • Weapons Qualification.
  • Knowledge of PA Laws & district policies.
  • Excellent organizational skills and abilities.
  • Current Act 34, Act 151 and FBI Clearances as required by the laws of Pennsylvania; any other clearances that may be required by law.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find acceptable and reasonable.
  • Ability to analyze situations efficiently and objectively to determine a proper course of action.
  • Valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania license to operate a motor vehicle at the time of appointment and during tenure of employment.
  • Successful completion of the Basic School Resource Office Course by the National•Association of School Resources Officers (NASRO) shall be required before beginning duties.