The Plum Borough School District proudly welcomed Officer James Horwatt to the Plum Borough School District Police Department in February of 2018. Officer Horwatt began training in the district on March 12, 2019. Officer Horwatt first official day in his assigned building was March 18, 2019.
Officer Horwatt retired as a Detective/Sergeant after serving twenty-seven years with the New Kensington Police Department. After retiring, he began working as a Gateway School District Police Officer. He left that position to come to the Plum Borough School District Police Department. Officer Horwatt brings with him all of his school based police training as well as experience in dealing with students and staff. He completed School Resource Officer (SRO) training in June of 2019. Officer Horwatt is currently assigned to Oblock Junior High School.