On May 16th, the Fairview Township Police Department held the T.E.A.M. Graduation for the 5th grade classes in Fishing Creek Elementary School and Fairview Elementary School. Specially trained police officers worked with the West Shore School District to teach the T.E.A.M. (Teaching, Educating, And Mentoring) curriculum to the students. Various topics, such as bullying, internet safety, drug prevention and gun safety are taught in the students. Fairview Township currently has three officers who teach in the schools, Officers William Buzzard, Jason Lotier, and Pete Picciurro.
The graduation ceremony was held at Crossroads Middle School. During the ceremony, every student was given a diploma, the students with the best essays were given medals, and each class performed skits showing what they learned from the lessons. In total, over 90 5th graders graduated. After the graduation, everyone participated in a picnic at Roof Park where other agencies joined them. The PA State Police was there with their mounted unit, Lower Allen Township Police had their K-9 unit, and Fairview Township Fire and EMS agencies were there as well.
Fairview Township would like to thank all of those agencies for assisting in the festivities. We would also like to thank the West Shore School District for allowing us to teach these important lessons in the school. Most importantly, this department would like to thank Officer Buzzard, Officer Lotier, and Officer Picciurro for their time and dedication to teaching these classes.