PITTSBURGH – The North Hills School District has named NHSD Police Officer Charles "Chuck" Bossong its new chief of police.
A veteran of the United States Marines, Bossong joined the NHSD Police Department at its inception in 2018. Prior to, he served 25 years with the Franklin Park Police Department.
During his time in Franklin Park, Bossong worked as a K9 officer responsible for the training and deployment of the department’s canines. He was also a juvenile officer who assisted school districts with troubled teens, and a community resource officer who worked to develop school safety plans and programs to combat drugs.
Since joining the NHSD Police Department, Bossong has worked to ensure the safety of our district while forming meaningful relationships with students.
He started a chess club at West View Elementary School and hopes to one day have a chess tournament between the four elementary schools.
"I see too many children on phones and iPads and not actually engaging with one another," Bossong said. "I look at chess as a means for kids to improve their social skills while learning to think ahead tactically and strategically. After every game, they must look at their opponent and shake hands."
Bossong looks forward to building the relationships he’s already formed and creating new ones.
"Chuck’s connection to kids is second to none. He understands our students and we’re confident he is the perfect fit to lead our police department for years to come," said North Hills School District Superintendent Dr. Patrick J. Mannarino.
In addition to serving as chief of police, Bossong is the assistant wrestling coach for the North Hills Middle School. He has coached various wrestling teams for North Allegheny, Central Catholic and Pine Richland since the mid-1980s.
Bossong lives in Kilbuck Township with his wife of 32 years, Lisa, and their dog, Moe, a very energetic brown and white Catahoula. His son, Charlie, is a junior at Robert Morris University.
In his spare time, Bossong enjoy biking, kayaking and fishing. Last summer, he biked the Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal to Washington DC.
Chief Bossong replaces Dean Lawrence who left the district in January.
He will oversee the NHSD Police Department and its officers: Robert Lagoon, Trina Loesch, Robert “Mutch” Muchenski, Adam Steinheiser and Alexis "Lexi" Vukela.