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Frederick Harran

Director, Bensalem Township Police Department

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Speaker

Frederick Harran

Director, Bensalem Township Police Department

Director Harran, originally from New York, moved to Pennsylvania in 1982, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science.  He earned his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from St. Joseph’s University. He is also a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.

 

Director Harran has served in law enforcement with the Bensalem Township Police Department in Bucks County, Pennsylvania for 33 years.

 

He currently serves on  many boards and organizations, including; IACP Forensic Science Committee, Bucks County Domestic Violence Coalition and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, to the FBI’s Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) Biology DNA Interpretation and Reporting Committee and the FBI’s Rapid DNA Task Group.He represents Pennsylvania at the State Associations of Chiefs of Police and serves as Chairman of the North Atlantic Region of the United States . He serves as a Vice President of the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police.

 

Director Harran is a published author of multiple articles including Property Crime and DNA Databases which have been featured in National Police Magazines.  He was instrumental in implementing the first countywide local DNA database in the United States and Rapid DNA insturment.

 

Director Harran lectures nationally on a variety of issues including DNA, current drug trends and initiatives, school safety, grant writing and funding sources.  He has received over 30 awards and citations for his work in both law enforcement and in the community. In 2015, he was honored with the IACP August Vollmer Excellence in Forensic Science Award.