• Highlands School District

    School Police & Security


    Craig Harnish

    School Police Officer
    Homebase - Highlands High School
    724-226-2400, ext. 5750

    Anthony Ricci

    School Police Officer 
    Homebase - Highlands Middle School
    724-226-2400, ext. 3750
    The Highlands School Police & Security Department comprises two school police officers, Craig Harnish & Anthony Ricci, as well as dedicated security officers 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.
    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.
    Highlands also contracts with former Highlands school police officer Joe Naviglia for school police services when needed.