The Board of Education Congratulates Kevin Bethel on his Appointment as the Next Police Commissioner of the City of Philadelphia

Posted on November 22, 2023
Categories: News, Press Releases

The Board of Education extends heartfelt congratulations to Chief of School Safety Kevin Bethel on his well-deserved appointment as the Police Commissioner of the City of Philadelphia. While we recognize that his transition represents a significant loss for the School District, we are confident that Commissioner Bethel will bring his unwavering dedication and exceptional leadership to the broader realm of public safety in our city.

The Board is sincerely grateful for Chief Bethel’s invaluable contributions during his tenure, particularly in spearheading innovative initiatives such as the Safe Pathways Program and the Police School Diversion Program among others. His visionary approach and commitment to both passion and pragmatism have left an indelible mark on the School District, and we anticipate that these qualities will continue to positively impact Philadelphia under his new role.

“We, the public education village, look forward to the continued collaboration with Commissioner Bethel, and we extend our collective best wishes for his success, recognizing that his triumphs resonate as successes for our entire community,” said Reginald L. Streater, Esq., Board of Education President.