• Highlands School District

    School Police & Security


    Naviglia Police Officer

    Joseph T. Naviglia, Jr. 

    Highlands Middle School
    1350 Broadview Boulevard
    Natrona Heights, PA 15065
    724-226-2400, ext.3750
    The Highlands School Police & Security Department comprises two school police officers, Joseph Naviglia, Jr. & TBD, as well as dedicated men and women from Centurian Security who help keep the Highlands School District running efficiently and effectively. Their primary responsibilities with the district are to supervise and implement new security and safety measures and maintain a safe and secure environment for all Highlands students and staff.
    Officer Naviglia knows our district schools well and has established an authoritative, yet welcoming, presence among the students and staff. While Officer Naviglia’s home base is the Middle School, he visits and patrols all Highlands schools. Aside from patrolling the schools and enforcing the laws of the Commonwealth on school property, one of Officer Naviglia's goals is to get to know the students better. “I want to interact more with the elementary and middle school students. I hope to be a positive role model in their lives,” he said.

    Supervised by the Highlands school police, our security guards monitor the halls of the district's schools during the day, stand guard at sporting events, concerts, and musicals in the evening, or assist elderly and disabled students and residents whenever needed. The security guards also help prevent truancy and give students an avenue to divulge incidents of bullying, drug use and other illegal activities. Our police officers also work hand-in-hand with the four municipal police departments to stay on top of what's going on in our community.