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Police Operations Department

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 ten 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.

Police Operations Department Contacts

To contact personnel, please call 570-826-7111 and enter the appropriate extension.
Director of Police Operations 
Officer Carl Gembitski, Administration Building (Ext. 1124)
School Police Officers
Supervisor/Officer Brett Smith, Wilkes-Barre Area High School (Ext. 8211)
Officer Carol Davenport,  Wilkes-Barre Area High School 
Officer Kaitlyn Camillocci, Wilkes-Barre Area High School

Officer Erika Oswald, Solomon/Plains Complex (Ext. 3625)

Officer Jeffrey Lutz, G.A.R. Middle School (Ext. 5107)

Officer Barry Jacob, Dodson at Mackin Elementary (Ext. 2307)

Officer Jim Sheridan, Kistler Elementary (Ext. 7124)

Officer Ed Mishanski, Dan Flood Elementary

Officer Robert Simonetti, Heights Elementary (Ext. 6108)