The Northwestern Lehigh School District Police was established in 2018 as part of the District’s ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and security of the students, faculty, staff and visitors to our District. The Department currently consists of both School Police Officers and School Security Officers to accomplish this mission.
The District School Police Officers have full police powers for any incidents that occur on District grounds, to include school transportation vehicles while carrying students to and from school.
The mission of the Northwestern Lehigh School Police is articulated directly into our motto: Protect, Prevent, Connect.
Protect – To provide an immediate and effective response to address and resolve any threat occurring during school hours or during after-school events held within the District.
Prevent – To serve as a visible uniformed deterrent against any possible threats; to continually evaluate and improve the emergency policies and procedures utilized by the District; to ensure the proper training of all employees and students in these procedures; to continually evaluate and improve upon the physical security measures in place within the District buildings and grounds.
Connect – Foster a positive rapport with students based on mutual trust, respect and honest communication. Provide a positive role model of law enforcement for students and staff to serve as a basis for any future encounters. Provide guidance to students in regards to the possible consequences of their actions as they move into adulthood.
The officers of the NWLSPD are all experienced police professionals with a combined total of over 150 years in law enforcement. Assignments for individual officers included uniform patrol, criminal investigation, undercover Vice operations, Emergency Response Teams and Command responsibilities. Our officers include;
School Police Officer Kevin Birosik, a retired Allentown City Police Officer with over 22 years of law enforcement.
School Police Officer Paul Dunstan, a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper with over 25 years of law enforcement experience. Veteran, United States Army.
School Police Officer Amanda George, currently employed as a Kutztown University Police with over 15 years of experience.
School Security Officer Michael Crone, a retired Allentown City Police Officer with 25 years of law enforcement experience.
School Security Officer James Tews, a retired Allentown City Police Officer with over 26 years of law enforcement experience. Veteran, United States Air Force.
The NWLSPD is committed to serving the students and staff of the Northwestern Lehigh School District and ensuring them a safer and more secure environment in which to learn, achieve and ultimately succeed. We recognize this is a goal we cannot accomplish on our own and look forward to working alongside the students, faculty, administrators, school board, support staff and the entire Northwestern Lehigh community in making this the finest school district in the land.
Brian S. Tobin
Chief of Police
District Safety and Security Coordinator
Northwestern Lehigh School District
6493 Route 309
New Tripoli Pa. 18066-2099
O: 610-298-8661 Ext 2119
Captain, Pennsylvania State Police (retired)
FBINA Session 258
Veteran, United States Army