Chief Charles Noffsinger

On behalf of Campus Security and Emergency Management, welcome to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. We are firmly committed to providing a safe, secure campus environment, and our policies and procedures are designed to provide precautionary measures to protect people and property.

Campus Security consists of 51 department personnel: a chief, two captains, seven sergeants, 37 patrol officers and four administrative staff. The department selects every recruit carefully: Each must pass an extensive screening and background check conducted by the State of Hawai‘i Attorney General’s Office, and undergoes considerable field training.

UH Mānoa community members are encouraged to notify us at 956-6911 of any incident on campus that involves an emergency or dangerous situation. Please also let us know about suspicious individuals or happenings.

In addition, each member of the UH Mānoa community is urged to use good judgment and take appropriate precautions to reduce the possibility of becoming the victim of a crime on campus.

For more information on Campus Security and Emergency Management, see our home page at On that website, you can learn about our services and topics such as reporting crimes, our security escort service, emergency call boxes, how to prevent bike thefts, and emergency preparedness. We also run current campus/community safety notices that are distributed via UH Alert emails and texts. We urge you to sign up for this service at

Have a safe and happy school year.

Chief Charles Noffsinger