• Department of School Police/Security and Safety

    The Department Office is located at the Nazareth Area High School / District Office, One Education Plaza, Nazareth, PA 18064-2397.  To reach this department by telephone, please dial (610) 759-1170 and extension 1132.  
    Richard R. Kaskey, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
    Michael J. Potope, Chief of School Police / Director of Security & Safety
    Michael M. Wolff, Captain of School Police
    Donald A. Bartholomew, School Police Officer
    William R. Carey, School Police Officer
    Alan C. Koch, School Police Officer
    Mark Sysko, School Police Officer
    Lisa Moyer, Secretary to School Police/Security & Safety Department & Central Registration

    Mission Statement

    To provide a safe environment, in partnership with our community, that furthers the mission of the Nazareth Area School District.

    Vision Statement

    We aspire to provide exceptional police services, create an excellent work environment, and develop an outstanding team.

    Core Values

    • Accountability:  Being responsible for your actions.

    • Respect:  Treating others as you would want to be treated.

    • Integrity:  Always doing the right thing.

    • Service:  Working to meet the community’s needs.

    • Excellence:  Performing at the highest standard.


    The Chief of School Police / Director of Security and Safety oversees the entire department and is responsible for planning, day-to-day operations/programs, coordination, community involvement, and accountability.  


    The Captain of School Police's primary responsibility is to provide general management direction and control for the School Police Department. The Captain also has the responsibilities of Public Information and Media Relations, and Campus and External Relations.


    The School Police Officer is primarily responsible for providing Police services to his assigned building. They have a visible and engaging presence in the District to foster a positive student, staff and community partnership. 


    The Department investigates incidents that occur during school hours on all District properties.


    If an incident occurs outside of school hours, contact the local Police Department listed for the following schools. For any EMERGENCIES, dial 911




    Local Police Department


    Non-Emergency Number

    Floyd R. Shafer Elementary School               


    Nazareth Borough Police                   









    Lower Nazareth Elementary School               


    Colonial Regional Police                   









    Kenneth N. Butz Jr., Elementary School              


    Bushkill Township Police              









    Nazareth Area Intermediate School 


    Upper Nazareth Township Police       









    Nazareth Area Middle School             


    Upper Nazareth Township Police    








    Nazareth Area High School                


    Upper Nazareth Township Police      





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