Officer Kirk Wolfe Assumes duties as T.E.A.M. Officer
The Lancaster City Police Department has appointed Officer Kirk Wolfe as the next T.E.A.M. (Teaching, Educating and Mentoring) officer. Officer Wolfe replaced well-known Officer Ted Makauskas who retired in early September. In addition to T.E.A.M., Officer Wolfe will also work as a School Resource Officer (SRO) supplementing the six SRO’s currently assigned to the middle and high schools. Officer Wolfe will work out of Martin Luther King Elementary School.
The T.E.A.M. program provides lessons for students in all grades; however, Officer Wolfe will concentrate on the Lancaster City elementary schools. An example of T.E.A.M. classes include topics such as when and how to call 911, gun safety, stranger danger, basic computer safety, understanding basic laws and rules, avoiding dangerous situations, drug education and fire safety. T.E.A.M. also teaches lessons to older students on topics such as the dangers of texting, on-line posting and sexting.
Officer Wolfe joined the Lancaster Police in 2006 after retiring from the U.S. Air Force at the rank of Captain. As an enlisted law enforcement officer in the Air Force, Officer Wolfe developed and taught a police community relations program on base as well as a drug awareness program at a middle school in England.
Officer Wolfe earned a Master’s Degree from Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, PA and Liberty Baptist Seminary in Lynchburg, VA. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice/Sociology from Troy State University, Alabama. He graduated from Warwick High School. Officer Wolfe is an accomplished master and instructor of karate and taekwondo and has taught martial arts during after-school programs at Lincoln Middle School.
Officer Wolfe will spend the first several weeks in his assignment attending training, meeting school staff and developing lesson plans. We are confident that Officer Wolfe will be an excellent role model, mentor and teacher for all students and will become as well known and respected as “Officer Ted.”