Command Staff

Chief Craig Goralski

Craig Goralski was appointed Chief of Police of the Aldine Police Department after serving as the Assistant Chief of Police for the METRO Police Department for nearly three years.  The University of Houston awarded Goralski his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in 1988, summa cum laude.  He later earned his Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Jurisprudence, with honors, and served on the Houston Law review—all at University of Houston as well. In 2012, Chief Goralski obtained a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University.  In 2013, Chief Goralski graduated from the Leadership Command College at the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas. He began his career in law enforcement in 1982 as a patrol officer with the Houston Police Department. In 1986, he became a sergeant and worked in Patrol and Jail Operations. In 1990, he was promoted to Lieutenant where he served on the department’s Executive Board Administration and then later oversaw efforts in recruiting, internal investigations and the Dispatch Division. Goralski promoted to Captain in 1998 and assisted in the creation of the Central Intake Office and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Unit.  In 2000, he transferred to the largest division in the Houston Police Department, the Northeast Division, where he oversaw operations in patrol, investigations, gang suppression, school officers, community service, warrant execution, street-level narcotics interdiction, bike patrol, code enforcement, grants, administration and a technology unit. Goralski next continued as a Captain in 2005 as commander of the Training Division in the Professional Development Command.  In 2006, Goralski worked as Captain commanding the Inspections Division in the Internal Investigations Command before assuming the position as Captain of the Special Crimes Division in 2009. In 2010, he became Acting Assistant Chief over the Criminal Investigations Command and in 2011 he returned as the Captainin the Special Crimes Division. Goralski retired from the Houston Police Department in August of 2011, but not before receiving the Department’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.  Goralski retired from HPD in order to assume the position of Assistant Chief of Police of the METRO Police Department in 2011. Altogether, Goralski has 32 years of experience in the law enforcement field.

Captain Kevin Northey  

Captain Kevin Northey was born in Houston, Texas and attended Aldine schools. His law enforcement career began in May, 1994 when he joined the Spring ISD Police Department. He later joined the Harris County Sheriff's Department for a short time before signing on for duty with the Aldine ISD Police Department in 1997. Captain Northey holds a Master Peace Officer Certification fromthe Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.

Captain Northey is also the Region 2 Director for the Texas School District Police Chief's Association.

For more information about the Texas School Disrict Police Chiefs' Association, go to:

Sergeant Rodney Thordsen

Sergeant Rodney Thordsen was born in Houston, Texas. He began his career in law enforcement when he joined the Harris County Sheriff’s Department’s Reserve Division in 1982. In February, 1992, he joined the Aldine ISD Police Department and was promoted to the supervisory ranks in 1994. Sergeant Thordsen holds Master Peace Officer Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.


Sergeant Susan Frank 

Sergeant Susan Frank was born in the Buckeye State of Ohio, but has been a proud Texan since 1981. After careers in sales and marketing and journalism Frank attended the Harris County Sheriff’s Department Academy, graduating in 1993. Frank served as a part-time officer with the City of Oak Ridge North and with the Montgomery County Constable’s Dept., Pct. 1, before choosing to enter law enforcement full-time, joining the Aldine ISD PD in November of 1994. Frank holds an Advanced Peace Officer Certification with TCLEOSE and has been shift supervisor for the evening shift since her promotion to corporal in fall of 2006.

Sergeant Marc Harris

Sergeant Marc Harris was born in Houston , Texas and attended Aldine I.S.D schools. He graduated from Aldine High school in 1993 and continues to live in the district. Shortly after graduating from North Harris Police Academy in 1999, Harris’ began his career in law enforcement with Spring I.S.D Police Department. He then joined the Humble I.S.D Police Department for a brief period prior to signing on with Aldine I.S.D in 2001. Harris has over fourteen years of experience in law enforcement. He currently holds a Master Peace Officer certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration in 2012, and a Master of Public Administration in 2014 from Bellevue University.