Frank Galbraith, Chief of Police

  • Frank is currently in his 5th year as an employee of the Coatesville Area School District and in his 25th year of law enforcement work. His professional career began in 1997 when he became a Police Officer with the Southeast Delco School District Police Department. Promoted to his first administrative role as Corporal, assisting with the supervision of the Police Department, after two years. Frank was responsible for creating and implementing the school districts emergency operations plan, working with the school district administration and school principals in building positive relationships between students and police. Prior to coming to the CASD, the Chief served in many roles including, patrol, field training officer (FTO), patrol supervisor (Corporal), member of the drug task force, and the county crisis intervention team. 


    Receiving police training in the States of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. A majority of Chief Galbraith’s career has been spent in school-based law enforcement. Chief Galbraith has held Police supervisory roles in K-12 and Higher Education. Chief Galbraith is a trained and certified School Resource Officer (SRO). Chief Galbraith has worked for police agancies in PA, DE, and MD and is considered an expert in his field. In his Career, Chief Galbraith has been the recipiant to several prestigious certificates, awards and acoomodations. Some of the Chief's proudest achievements include being the recipiant of the CASD Champion for Children Award. Receiving the Medal of Valor and being recognized as Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the National Sheriffs Association.  


    In his current role, Chief Galbraith supervises and is responsible for the daily operations of the Police Department, serves on the districts Executive Cabinet and is an advisor to the Superintendent of Schools for School Safety and Security. Chief Galbraith serves as the Districts Director of School and Public Safety and is the State appointed Safety and Security Coordinator. Chief Galbraith has led the implementation of and serves as the school districts Safe2Say team leader. Chief Galbraith has also spearheaded the districts Threat Assessment Team where he serves as an administrative member. Chief Galbraith is a member of the Chester County Chiefs of Police Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Association of School Resource Officers, the Pennsylvania Association of School Resource Officers, and the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).


    Chief Galbraith values the relationships he has built and looks forward to his continued service to the students, parents, and community members of the Coatesville Area School District to foster a school culture and climate that supports every student, educator, and staff member.  


    You can email Chief Galbraith at, or by phone at 484-784-9118.