Charles A. Noffsinger
Charlie Noffsinger is the Associate Vice President for Police and Public Safety for University Police and Public Safety (UPPS) at Penn State University, where he oversees all facets of the operation. UPPS provides numerous resources and services, including police, behavioral threat management, Clery Act compliance and police records, emergency management, and physical security. The police division is a full-service police unit with sworn police officers who have full law enforcement authority. UPPS serves more than 100,000 students, employees, and visitors at 22 campuses across Pennsylvania.
Noffsinger began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a security officer at Michigan and was a founding police officer at the University of Michigan Police Department. He also held the ranks of sergeant, lieutenant, and captain before ultimately serving the department as deputy chief from 2009 to 2012. In 2013, Noffsinger joined the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he served as Chief of the Department of Public Safety and continued serving there until accepting the role of AVP at Penn State.
Noffsinger possesses extensive experience in field operations, emergency management planning, threat assessment, large-scale and special event operations, staff training and development, strategic planning, and regulatory reporting and compliance.
Noffsinger holds a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University and a master of liberal studies degree from Eastern Michigan University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, as well as the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command