Director of Public Safety
Welcome to the Bensalem Township Police Department website. Bensalem Township is a growing municipality and a growing police department with over 100 sworn officers. With a staff of over 150, we are in the top 15 largest police departments in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Our department offers a wide range of services in response to the community we serve. We produce a product of public safety and service in order to make our community one of the best and the safest in the Commonwealth. Our department provides specialty services to our community which enables us to not only to apprehend criminals, but to prevent crime.
Our officers realize that crime prevention is just as important as criminal apprehension, thereby ensuring that residents and guests of our municipality do not become victims of crime.
I welcome you to take some time to search our site and become more familiar with our department. If you have any questions, or if I can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact my office directly at 215-633-3710 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bensalem Township Police Department - Protect with Honor, Serve with Pride.
Fred Harran, originally from Brooklyn 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.
Fred has been in law enforcement for twentyone years with the Bensalem Township Police Department in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Fred is currently the Director of Public Safety for Bensalem Township. As Director, 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 6 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.