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. Mr. Kozarian has worked for the Fox Chapel Area School District since October of 2018. He was previously the director of school police 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 currently a part-time police officer for Blawnox Borough. 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 a Certified Physical Security Specialist, a designation that he received through the Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Kozarian has earned the NASRO Regional Exceptional Service Award, Police Academy Letter of Commendation, County of Allegheny Certificate of Achievement, The Chapel of Four Chaplains Award, and the NASRO Chief Nicholas C. Derzis Safe Schools Leadership Award. He is a member of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society. 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.  

Mr. Kozarian is married with five children and three grandchildren.