Safety Officer Joseph Abbott started working for Fox Chapel Area School District in 2010 in the security department. Officer Abbott completed basic SRO training in 2017 and advanced SRO training in 2019. He has also completed adolescent mental health training and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Training. Prior to working at Fox Chapel Area, Officer Abbott worked for Allied Barton Security as a guard and supervisor at different sites in downtown Pittsburgh. He is married with three children. "The reason I decided to become a school safety officer is because of my kids. I can’t think of anything more important than the safety of children when they are in school," Officer Abbott says.