Officer Culhane graduated from Point Park University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. In June 2003, she graduated from Allegheny County Police Training Academy, receiving her ACT 120 certification. In 2006 she graduated from Point Park University with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration, where she was also a member of the Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society. Since starting her career in 2003, she has been the School Resource Officer for both the Brentwood and Upper St. Clair School Districts and also held the position of President of the National Association of School Resource Officers, (NASRO), Pennsylvania Chapter before starting her role at Carlow in 2015. She was promoted to sergeant in 2016.

Officer Culhane is currently a CPR/first-aid instructor and self-defense instructor, as well as an E.O.D. liaison. She is also an active volunteer with Allegheny County Camp Cadet, as well as the treasurer for a non–profit animal search and rescue organization.

Trainings and Certifications
  • International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigations
  • U.S. Department of Justice Certificate of Training in Verbal Judo Overview
  • U.S. Department of Justice Certificate of Training in Cultural Diversity Awareness
  • ILEE Traffic Patrol/Drug Interdiction
  • Jane Cleary Act Compliance Training
  • Alice Training Institute Alice Instructor Certification
  • American Heart Association BLS Instructor
  • PoliceOne Academy Anti-Bias Training for Law Enforcement (Online)
  • PAAR Sexual Assault Investigation Training for Initial Responders
  • Law Enforcement and Community Safety and Awareness Conference 
  • PoliceOne Academy Active Shooter 2 (Online)
  • PoliceOne Academy Community Policing(Online)
  • PoliceOne Academy Active Shooter 1 (Online)
  • PPCT Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Instructor Certification (SHARP)
  • Human Factor Research Group School Safety/Healthy Children Instructor Certification
  • PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification
  • NIK Polytesting System Drug identification Certification
  • Pennsylvania State Police Drug Evaluation and Classification Program 
  • Monadnock Expandable Baton Certification
  • Response Law Inc. The Rights of School and Police Personnel: Managing Your School Environment
  • Allegheny County Police Academy Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol
  • Inspired Education Tactical Lifesaver Course Tactical Lifesaver Provider