Chief of Police/Safety and Security Coordinator

Joseph Kozarian


Joseph Kozarian

Joseph Kozarian is chief of police/safety and security coordinator for the Fox Chapel Area School District. Mr. Kozarian grew up in Duquesne and now resides in the South Hills. Prior to joining the Fox Chapel Area School District, Mr. Kozarian was the director of school poliuce and facilities management for the Brentwood Borough School District for 16 years. He was also a police officer in the Mon Valley for 15 years. He is a longtime member of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO), which he served as Region 3 director, and he is currently a NASRO instructor. In addition, Mr. Kozarian is the founder of Security Assessment & Facilities Evaluation, LLC, which does vulnerability assessments for schools and businesses. Mr. Kozarian is married with five children and three grandchildren. 

Mr. Kozarian earned his bachelor’s degree from Point Park University. He attended law enforcement training at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and completed his emergency medical technician (EMT) training at the Community College of Allegheny County.