Published: November 23, 2022

Dallas Hosts Safety Partners Event

The District hosted law enforcement and emergency responders for an information sharing meeting and walk-through on November 21, 2022. Law enforcement partners from the FBI, Pennsylvania State Police, Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office, Dallas Twp. Police, Dallas Borough, Kingston Twp. Police, and PA Game Commission were present. Superintendent, Dr. Duffy, provided a welcome. The event and walk-through was facilitated by Mr. Sholtis, Director of Operations. Mr. Sholtis reviewed recent safety initiatives including a technology based door monitoring system and increased security officers enacted this year. State Representative, Aaron Kaufer, shared information regarding a grant-funded project that will allow Dallas to pilot new safety related communication and surveillance camera equipment in partnership with AMP Global Strategies, a Dallas-based firm. Attendees were encouraged to share feedback and input during and following the event. Pictured below are event participants.

Row 1 (left to right)
Amanda Faneck, Board Member, Assistant DA Daniel Mulhern, Dr. Thomas J. Duffy, Superintendent of Schools, District Attorney Samuel Sanguedolce, PA State Representative Aaron Kaufer, Thomas Traver, DIS Principal

Row 2 (left to right)
Kelley Kavanagh-Watkins Board Member, Gerald Kapral, Game Commission, Special Agent in Charge Bill Vigorito, FBI, Corporal Jacob Burgess, PA State Police, Garret Rain, Rain Public Planning, Jacob Sholtis, Director of Operations, Chris Gallagher, Director of Buildings and Grounds

Row 3 (left to right)
Trooper George Layaou, PA State Police, SSgt. David Allen, Game Commission, Chuck Story, Director Back Mt. Regional Emergency Services, Sgt. Brian Feeney, Dallas Township Police, Frank Balchune, Curley Security, Lisa Lewis, Curley Security

Row 4 (left to right)
Warden AC Macko, Game Commission, Deputy District Attorney Thomas Hogans, Sgt. Martin Maransky, Kingston Township Police, Chief Doug Higgins, Dallas Township Police, Tim Brown, TASSTA, Alan Pugh, Jr., AMP, Alan Pugh Sr., AMP

Row 5 (left to right)
Sgt. John Fuches, Kingston Township Police, Officer Corey Sidorek, Dallas Borough Police, Kimberly Landmesser, Administrative Assistant Dallas Township Police Department, Fire Chief Harry Vivian,