The Wilkes-Barre Area School District and the Police recognize the need for intervention and prevention in an effort to reduce crime among juveniles in school-based settings. To meet this need the District and the Police have placed eight full-time school police officers (SPO) into the Wilkes-Barre Area School District.
The issue of creating safe schools is a concern shared by the community. Children find it difficult to learn and teachers cannot teach if violence is present in their schools. Our children and our teachers have a right to expect their school to be safe and to be a place where individuals are not threatened, intimidated or victimized.