Frank Brinkley

Frank Brinkley was appointed UNCSA Chief of Police in 2017. Prior to moving to UNCSA, he was a Police Major in the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Police Department and served as Acting Chief there from January to March 2017. As of 2022, Chief Brinkley has over 20 years of law enforcement experience and over 5,000 hours of law enforcement training and education.


  • Formerly as Police Major for NCSU, he supervised the Support Services Division, which encompasses Emergency Communications, Crime Prevention and Community Outreach, K-9, Mounted Patrol, Hiring and Recruiting, Clery Compliance, Information Technology and Records Management
  • Additionally, for the NCSU Police Department, Brinkley served as Police Lieutenant, Police Sergeant and Patrol Officer/Detective 
  • Served as the Interim Risk Assessment Case Manager at NCSU, 2013
  • Graduate of the Administrative Officers Management Program and the Equal Opportunity Institute at NCSU and received an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the N.C. Training and Standards Division

Honors, Recognitions & Awards

  • Numerous honors from NCSU including a Departmental Unit Commendation, a Department Individual Commendation, three Supervisory Commendations, a Pride of the Wolfpack Award and Officer of the Year


  • Association of Threat Assessment Professionals
  • Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Member of the North Carolina Association of Campus Law Enforcement Agencies


M.B.A.Pfeiffer University

B.S.North Carolina State University