Christine M. Coulter
Deputy Police Commissioner
As the Deputy of Organizational Services, Deputy Commissioner Coulter is responsible for professional support services that assure officers and commanders in the field have the training, equipment and support personnel needed to combat crime and the fear of crime in Philadelphia. She also oversees the development of the department’s use of technology as a tool in community engaged and data informed policing.
Deputy Commissioner Coulter has over 30 years of law enforcement experience, having served in patrol, narcotics, intelligence, investigations and other special units.
She holds a Master of Science degree in Public Safety Management from Saint Joseph’s University, a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management from Eastern University and an Associate degree in Criminal Justice from the Community College of Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. She is a faculty member in the graduate Public Safety program at Saint Joseph’s University’s Institute of Criminal Justice and Public Safety Administration. In this post she teaches classes such as Sociology of Disaster, Risk Assessment and Disaster Planning.
She is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for National Highway Safety in the DDACTS Project (Data Driven approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety). She has received the prestigious F.B.I. Community Outreach Award, City Council Citations, The League of Sacred Heart Servant - Leadership Award and The Inspirational Irish Woman of the Year award.
No matter the law enforcement assignment, Deputy Commissioner Coulter’s compassion for people and commitment to fairness and public safety shape her leadership style and fuel her law enforcement decisions.