Police

Welcome to the Selinsgrove Area School District Police Department page!

Pictured below are our officers and police department patrol units. You will see various officers utilizing both the patrol car and/or the mobile unit to patrol campus. If you require assistance or have any questions, contact the on duty officer or call our office.

Police Officers pictured are (L to R): Officer Bill Lee, Officer Mike Connelly, Chief Mark Wolfberg, Officer Wayne Ghrist and Officer Troy Hickman.

Officer Bio – Chief Mark Wolfberg

Chief Wolfberg graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in 1983 and completed a thirty year career with the Selinsgrove Borough Police Department, retiring in May 2013. During this time he received numerous awards and recognitions for his work with DUI enforcement from the Snyder County District Attorney’s office.

Chief Wolfberg became a certified scuba diver and served with Task Force 1 police dive team assisting with the recovery of drowning victims and stolen items. He is also a certified Emergency Medical Technician and firefighter.

Serving with the Selinsgrove Area School District since 2013, he is currently the transportation coordinator and safety director. He has served as the Chief of the Selinsgrove Area School District Police Department since its inception in 2018. He resides in the district with Kathy, his wife of 39 years and they have 2 pugs. They are the parents of three grown children, Kara, Cameron and Courtney and have two grandchildren.

Officer Connelly is originally from the Pittsburgh area, moving to the Selinsgrove area upon graduation from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy as a State Trooper in 1987. He and another Trooper shared the Charles B. Gesford High Marksmanship Award at graduation.

During service with the State police, he attended/participated in the following notable events: The Hammer Mill paper strike in Lock Haven PA, The 125th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the Camp Hill Prison riot(s), numerous Operation Night Hawk DUI programs across the state, local drug raids, speakeasy raids and underage drinking raids, among others. Trooper Connelly was awarded numerous Pistol Master and Safe Driver Awards as well as an award for DUI convictions in Snyder County. He has testified at court in other states and in two homicide cases. He was featured in a story in the second issue of “Valley Magazine” and was cover photo of that issue.

Officer Connelly has been serving with the Selinsgrove Area School District Police Department since its inception in 2018. He resides in Northumberland with Terri, his wife of 31 years. They have 1 grown son, Peirce Connelly, who resides in Lancaster PA.

 

*ATTENTION – high school students who will be driving to school – Parking permits are available at the high school main office beginning Tuesday September 1st, 2020 at 10:00. You MUST have your drivers license, current vehicle owners registration card and proof of current valid vehicle insurance with you to process your parking permit.

Questions, comments, suggestions etc., may be forwarded to our department email at: SASDPD@seal-pa.org

We look forward to this new school year with all that it brings, and hope to make AND keep our campus as safe and friendly as possible. With your help we can all have a wonderful school year!