Friday, September 1, 2023

Dedicated Trio of Police Officers Watch Over Shenandoah Valley School District

SHENANDOAH - The Shenandoah Valley School District is being safeguarded by a team of three seasoned officers who make up the backbone of the Shenandoah Valley School District Police Department. 

The Shenandoah Valley District Police Department includes Jack Buchinsky and Jack Hancock along with the Shenandoah Borough School Resource Officer Adam Bernodin.  Bernodin is the former Chief of Police of Ashland.

These officers, collectively amassing an impressive 75 years of service as Active-Duty Law Enforcement Officers to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, have dedicated themselves to the crucial task of protecting and serving not only the students and staff but also the wider community within the district.

In a recent communication issued by Superintendent Brian Waite, the Shenandoah Valley District expressed profound appreciation for the robust collaboration that has been fostered between the Shenandoah Valley School District Police and the Shenandoah Borough Police Department. The cooperative efforts of these law enforcement entities have resulted in a fortified security landscape that bolsters the overall safety of the district.

With their extensive training and experience, the three officers form an integral part of the school district's commitment to providing a secure environment that is conducive to effective learning. Their presence assures parents, students, and staff alike that their safety remains a top priority within the educational ecosystem. 

As Superintendent Waite aptly stated, the united efforts of these dedicated officers from both the district and borough police departments work in tandem to cultivate an atmosphere where students can flourish and pursue their education without concern for their safety.

Shown in submitted photo L-R: Jack Buchinsky SVPD, Adam Bernodin Shenandoah Borough School Resource Officer, & Jack Hancock SVPD.