Retired Corporal James "Jim" Biever was a dedicated Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Officer for 25 years. He served the PSP with pride, honor and integrity, inspiring many that he crossed paths with. Jim understood the value that policing had in its communities, and believed wholeheartedly in the work of state and local police officers.  

In May of 2020, Jim was diagnosed with Stage IV Cancer and given a more limited timeframe on his life than he anticipated. With this time, he had hoped to begin a foundation that supported a police and community alliance in Lebanon County, especially in a time that desperately called for unity and trust. He began the discussion with his friends and family, but shortly after, his illness worsened. Realizing that his prognosis was short, he worked fast to create a facet of what he had envisioned part of his foundation to carry out- The Biever Family Police Scholarship Fund- in the hopes of aiding Lebanon County Police Departments and the cadets who are receiving training through the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission (MPOETC). Jim passed away on August 12th, 2020, but was able to see his vision come to fruition as the plans were finalized days prior to his death.

It is with great pride that we honor Jim's legacy by carrying out the work that he started.

Our Vision

A County where police and its citizens work alongside each other for the greater good.

Our Mission

To form a cohesive bond and promote unity, empathy, support, and accountability among the police and their citizens through scholarship, continuing education and community relations.

Our Beliefs

Unity: A community where the police view the citizens as “their” people and the citizens view the police as “their” police officers.

Trust: Mutual support among the police and the community, as if we all are part of the same family.

Empathy: Educational programs that illuminate the perspectives of both the police and the citizens so that there is a better understanding among us.

Support: Scholarships available for those who wish to attend the police academy, and for high schoolers pursuing a Criminal Justice major.

Accountability: An environment in which hate is unwanted and love is embraced by all in the community.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The James Biever Police-Community Alliance does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. 


The Biever Family Police Scholarship Fund for ACT 120 Training at MPOETC and the James Biever Criminal Justice Award for graduating seniors

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Continuing Education

Educational Opportunities for both the police and communites of Lebanon County

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Community Relations

Events for the police and communities of Lebanon County

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Donation Amount

Michelle Biever


Chief Brett Hopkins

Vice President

Noel Rigg

Carl Williams

Suzanne Biever-Grodzinski

Kevin Livering

Dale Nelson

Cristal Klein


  • PO Box 114 Cornwall, PA 17016