Master of Science Criminal Justice/Criminology 

 St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia , PA

 Master of   Education Candidate 

 Temple University Philadelphia, PA

 Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice                                         

 Desales University, Center Valley PA


Pennnsylvania Municipal Police Officer Educationand & Training

 Allentown Police Academy, Allentown PA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            



A lifelong Bethlehem resident, Van worked on the Bethlehem Police Department.


Van retired after 21+ years as a Detective Sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Unit.


He served as a School Resource Officer for Liberty High School  and East Hills Middle School , as well as a Drug Elimination Officer for the Bethlehem Housing Authority. 

Van  earned a  Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from DeSales University,, a Master’s in Criminology from St. Joseph’s University, and is currently enrolled in a Master of Education program at Temple University.


Currently Van is an adjunct professor at DeSales University,  teaching to high school students at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute.

Van  will bring integrity, fairness, compassion, diversity and impartiality to the bench, and will be fair-minded, reasonable and prudent in service to his community.

Van  will continue working hard for all people, while respecting the Constitution of Pennsylvania as a community leader.



Courtroom Defense Strategies and Tactics

Basic Criminal Investigation

Domestic Violence /Sexual Assault

Crisis Intervention

Developing an Appreciation for Cultural Diversity

Courtroom Presentation

Advanced Interview an Interrogation

Child Sexual Exploitation Investigation

Identifying Deceptive Behavior







Affiliations & Memberships

Member, Alpha Phi Sigma (National Criminal Justice Honor Society)
Member, Alpha Epsilon Lambda (National Graduate Student Honor Society

Middle Atlantic -Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement (MAGLOCLEAN)

National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO)

Community Service with Northeast Ministries, Boys & Girls Club, Lehigh Valley Habitat for Humanity, Pennsylvania State Police Troop M Cadet Camp, City of Bethlehem Junior Police Academy and the City of Bethlehem Citizens Academy

City of Bethlehem Police Department Unit Citation

City of Bethlehem Police Department Letter of Commendation Act 120, Municipal Police Education and Training Current Act 235235, Lethal Weapons Training

Basic Life Support- First Responder -First Aid Certified Instructor

National Incident Management System

MOAB- Methods of Aggressive Behavior Certified  


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