Archive

ShareThis Page
Fox Chapel Area hires safety/security coordinator | TribLIVE.com
Fox Chapel

Fox Chapel Area hires safety/security coordinator

by TAWNYA PANIZZI
| Wednesday, September 19, 2018 12:09 p.m.

Joe Kozarian has been hired as the new safety and security coordinator at Fox Chapel Area School District.

A 15-year veteran of law enforcement, Kozarian most recently served as the director of security and facilities at the Brentwood Borough School District.

His duties at FCA will include overseeing the creation of a school police force, through which an officer will be assigned to each of the six district schools.

Officers will be retired federal agents or state, municipal or military police, or sheriffs, said Bonnie Berzonski, district coordinator of communications.

The district will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 to discuss more about the safety plans at each campus.

Administrators and local police are scheduled to discuss approaches to enhance prevention as well as response protocols throughout district campuses, Berzonski said.

“School safety is always a timely topic,” Superintendent Gene Freeman said. “We want to share, as much as possible, with our parents and community on our school safety measures.”

There currently are school resource officers at the high school and Dorseyville Middle School, both of whom also cover the elementary buildings.

The district during the 2017-18 school year established confidential phone and email lines for people to report safety tips.

To access them, call 412-696-1420 or find an email form at fcasd.edu.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tawnyatrib.


228082herfcasecurity092718
Joe Kozarian is the Fox Chapel Area School District’s new safety and security coordinator.
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.