Fred Harran, originally from New York, came to Pennsylvania in 1982 to attend college and earned a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. He has a Masters Degree from St. Joseph's University in Criminal Justice Administration.
A former under cover police officer, Fred has been in law enforcement for twenty seven years with the Bensalem Township Police Department in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he currently serves as the Chief of Police for Bensalem Township. He is responsible for the management and operation of the police department and for the coordination of the Townships Fire and Rescue departments.
Fred serves as the Emergency Management Coordinator of the township, responsible for the Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery of critical incident in the township.
Fred has written and managed grants in excess of 8 million dollars for Bensalem Township and assists in a variety of committees that oversees many of the grants and initiatives in the Township. Fred serves on a variety of County boards which include chairing the Bucks County Juvenile Crime Enforcement Coalition and Chairman of the County Emergency Response Team Board.
Fred lectures nationally on a variety of issues including current drug trends, youth violence, gang awareness, school based prevention programs, domestic violence, internet issues, grant writing and funding sources.
Fred has received numerous recognitions and citations for both his work in law enforcement and in the community and has received the Bucks County Law Enforcement Educator Award and Bensalem Township Officer of the Year.
Fred is an active member of the Bensalem Kiwanis. He is married and lives in Bensalem with his wife and daughter.