As many of you are already aware, beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, the Northwestern Lehigh School District has taken the proactive step of enacting its own School Police Force to ensure the students, employees and visitors of the District will have the ability to learn and work in a safer and more secure environment that allows all to concentrate on maximizing their talents, interests and gifts.
Effective July 6, 2018 I was honored to be named the first Chief of Police for the Northwestern Lehigh School District.
Prior to being named to this position I served over 28 years with the Pennsylvania State Police and held command level positions in the Criminal Investigation and Patrol Sections in two separate Troops before being promoted to the rank of Captain. I was initially assigned as the Director of the Tactical Operations Division in the Bureau of Emergency and Special Operations where I oversaw the state-wide operations of the PSP Special Emergency Response Team, the Hazardous Device and Explosive Section and the Canine Operations. In January 2014, I was named the Commanding Officer for Troop M Bethlehem. I held that position until I retired from the PSP in April 2017. I am a graduate of the 258th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico Virginia and a veteran of the United States Army.
In addition to myself, the NWLSPD is fortunate to have hired several other experienced law enforcement officers to include:
Officer Paul Dunstan, a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper with over 25 years of law enforcement experience.
Officer David Gori, a retired Lansdale Police Department Officer with over 25 years of law enforcement experience.
Officer Amanda George, currently employed as a Kutztown University Police with over 15 years of experience.
The motto of our Department – Prevent, Protect, Connect, defines what we wish to accomplish. This goal is something that we cannot attain on our own. In order to achieve the protection of the students, employees and visitors our officers are committed to building relationships with students and parents based on mutual trust, respect and communication. The safety, security and well-being of our students is the common goal, one that can be accomplished only through a cooperative effort between students, teachers, parents, officers and administrators.
Together we will continue to make the NWLSD a safer, more secure environment where students can maximize their talents and skills, providing them a springboard to success in all of their current and future endeavors. I and my officers look forward to being an integral part of the finest school district in the land.
Brian S Tobin
Chief of Police
Northwestern Lehigh School District
6493 Route 309
New Tripoli Pa. 18066-2099
O: 610-298-8661 Ext 2119
Captain, Pennsylvania State Police (retired)
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