CURRENT CAMPUS/COMMUNITY SAFETY NOTICES
12.04.13 - Security Alert - Suspect wanted in three sex assault cases
The suspect is described as Polynesian, around 6' tall and weighing around 200 lbs. He has short black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, or *CRIME on your cellular phone. Free cellular calls are provided by AT&T, Nextel Hawaii, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless Hawaii, Mobi PCS, and Hawaiian Telcom. The public may now send anonymous text and web tips. Text "CS808" plus your message to 274637 or CRIMES.
11.4.13 - Charles Noffsinger Named New Chief of Campus Security & Emergency Management
For ten years of his tenure with the University of Michigan Police Department, Noffsinger was the staff services bureau commander and was directly responsible for all personnel matters, budget and purchasing, the E-911 communications center, data services unit, strategic planning and policy development, and CALEA Accreditation. He planned and managed the Department’s presence at athletics and other special events activities and functions, and served as the incident commander for Michigan’s home football game operations, which have seen the largest crowds in a college stadium in the country. Noffsinger has also overseen dignitary protection details for VIPs including the Dalai Lama, governors, congresspersons, and U.S. presidents.
For UH Mānoa, Noffsinger’s relates his goals for Campus Security and Emergency Management: “In the short term, I hope to establish a cohesive and supportive work environment, one that encourages innovation with an emphasis on customer service. Community-oriented policing will serve as the foundation of our operating philosophy and eventually be reflected in specific programming. Long term, we will continue to explore both the need and the process for becoming a full-service police department serving the Mānoa campus.”
Deborah Huebler, Director of Campus Services, said “We were extremely impressed with Chief Charlie’s credentials and are excited that he will be bringing his knowledge of community policing and professionalized campus law enforcement to our University. Since joining the department a month ago, he has already won the confidence of our staff and is proving to be a good fit. Under his guidance, the UH Mānoa community can look forward to a Security department that is an integral part of campus life.”
Noffsinger assumed the role of chief on September 30, 2013, after a three-month national search conducted by Campus Services management and the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Administration, Finance and Operations. The position was formerly held by the late Wayne K. Ogino. Security Captain Alberta J.K. Pukahi served as acting chief in the recent interim.
Noffsinger has a BA from Michigan State University in Criminal Justice and a Master of Liberal Studies Degree from Eastern Michigan University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Class #226, as well as the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. Noffsinger is a member of the FBI National Academy Associates, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police.
10.28.13 - Security Officer Trojacek Named "Top Cop"
Officer Trojacek earned his Top Cop nomination through his life-saving actions during the First Hawaiian Bank Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on May 24, 2013. At that event, Trojacek was part of a team of UH Mānoa Campus Security officers assisting Honolulu Police Department personnel with traffic control when he noticed a runner lying on the roadway and immediately went to investigate. Trojacek's competent demeanor was noted by a witness and had a calming effect on other race participants who had gathered at the scene. With the assistance of some of those surrounding individuals, Officer Trojacek – a trained First Aid, CPR (cadiopulmonary resuscitation), and AED (automated external defibrillator) instructor for Campus Security – performed CPR on the runner in distress until the arrival of emergency medical services and an AED.
Trojajeck shares his knowledge of these life-saving techniques with others at the University of Hawaiʻi, where he has served on the University’s Security force for nearly a year. He is assigned patrol of the Mānoa campus on the “graveyard” shift.
In his off-duty hours, Trojacek is pursuing a graduate degree at UH Mānoa in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance. He is also an avid cyclist and Ironman finisher.
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