The Bethlehem Area School District is proud to announce that Todd Repsher, Deputy Chief of Police for the City of Bethlehem has accepted the position of Coordinator of School Safety and Emergency Management for the Bethlehem Area School District.
Deputy Chief Repsher is a 27-year law enforcement veteran having been promoted through the ranks of the City of Bethlehem police department. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be an invaluable asset to the Bethlehem Area School District.
Deputy Chief Repsher served as a community police officer, Lieutenant in the Criminal Investigations Division and team commander of the Emergency Response Team prior to his current position in the department. He brings extensive experience in emergency management and collaboration with a wide range of public safety entities at the city, county, state and federal level. Mr. Repsher has extensive experience in threat assessment a key component of maintaining school safety.
“We are fortunate to have Deputy Chief Repsher join our BASD team. His wealth of knowledge and years of experience will further strengthen our school safety work. One of a school’s biggest safety challenges is determining the creditability of any perceived threat. Mr. Repsher’s expertise in threat assessment will be a true asset for our principals. He should be a reassuring presence for our parents, teachers, and students.
As Coordinator of School Safety and Management, a new position in the district, Mr. Repsher will oversee the on-going refinement of crisis planning, emergency communications, school facility security, crisis training, compliance monitoring with the PA Department of Education and coordination with local first responders.
Information provided to TVL by:
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools
Bethlehem Area School District
1516 Sycamore Street
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18017