Officer Vanatta graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Anthropology and attended
Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he completed the Municipal Police Training Academy. He is certified as a police officer
in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, under Act 120, by the Municipal Police Officer's Training and Education Commission.
He also completed the School Resource Officer basic and advanced training courses provided by the National Association of School
Resource Officers. Officer Vanatta has over 12 years of experience working in the law enforcement field.
Prior to joining Keystone Oaks School District, as the School Police Officer, he worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer
in Washington County at McGuffey High/Middle School. Officer Vanatta has also worked part-time as a Police Officer for
several municipalities. Along with his current position within the District he currently works part-time as a Police
Officer with the South Strabane Twp. Police Dept. in Washington, Pa.