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SV hires Supervisor of Safety and Security

During Seneca Valley’s School Board Meeting on June 14, board members approved the appointment of Jackson Township Police Department Officer Jason Young as the District’s new Supervisor of Safety and Security.J. Young

Officer Young is a familiar face at Seneca Valley as he has served as a School Resource Officer (SRO) on the District’s secondary campus, grades 7-12, for the past six years. During that time, he has collaborated with administrators and teachers to develop crisis plans and provided a secure environment to students, staff and visitors on the Jackson Township secondary campus. He also enforced and reduced juvenile delinquency and has developed trust and rapport with students and families. When school was not in session, he also served as a Patrolman with Jackson Township Police.

Additional law enforcement experience includes eight years working as a Deputy Sheriff for Butler County where he worked in several public and private schools teaching fifth graders about Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.); organized safety lectures for teachers on active shooters; and field trained new law enforcement deputies. He also worked for nearly ten years with the Saxonburg Borough Police Department where he started as a Patrolman and was later promoted to Patrol Supervisor. Additional service includes his first year as a Patrolman with the Fawn Township Police Department in Tarentum, Pa.

Officer Young earned his Associate's Degree in Applied Science, Emergency Services - Police Services Option from Butler County Community College. He is active in several Butler County non-profit organizations including South Butler County Community Alliance.

Officer Young also comes to Seneca Valley with knowledge of school operational policies and field training officer certification from Pennsylvania State University. He is looking forward to applying his training and expertise across all nine of the District’s facilities.

“This is an opportunity to not only provide a safe environment for students, faculty and visitors so that we can foster a high-quality educational opportunity, but also to serve on a team that will shape and mentor the youth of the Seneca Valley School District,” said Officer Young.

Officer Young replaces Mr. Jeff James, who was recently named Police Chief with the Robert Morris University Police Department in Moon Township.