SANATOGA PA – Although his assistance was needed on other matters, the school resource officer at Pottsgrove High School made no arrests involving its students during May, Lower Pottsgrove Police Chief Michael Foltz noted in a monthly report released Monday (June 8, 2015).
It marked the first time since the start of the calendar year that no police custodial actions were required by Ofc. David Slothower. Three students had been arrested in April on various charges; two in March, four in February, and four in January, earlier reports show.
Slothower last month intervened in two “drug violation” incidents, according to his May report, but neither resulted in an arrest.
It was a similarly quiet month at Ringing Rocks and Lower Pottsgrove elementary schools, for which Slothower is also responsible. There were no reportable incidents in either building, he indicated.
The Pottsgrove School District contracts with the department to provide resource officer support at its three schools located within Lower Pottsgrove. The officer, according to the township, is intended promote a security relationship between the police force and the district, helps the department deal with and advise on school safety issues, helps administer the high school’s student peer mediation program, and also deals with emergency issues as they arise.