Justin Faw came to Huntington University in the fall of 2017 as the chief of campus police and safety. His main responsibility is to oversee the Huntington University Police Department. He returned to his alma mater after graduating in 1998 with a degree in physical education. He also holds a masters of science in public safety administration from Capella University.
Before coming to HU, he worked as a police officer for the city of Marion, Indiana, since 1997. He spent over 20 years working on the force and held the ranks of corporal, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. He was assigned to the detective division for 12 years and worked a wide variety of cases. He also was a member of the SWAT team for five years.
He was a graduate of the FBI National Academy in its 250th session. Less than one percent of all law enforcement officers in the world are accepted to this police academy. He is a certified crime scene investigator through the State of Indiana, certified child forensic interviewer, certified breath test operator and certified Indiana school safety specialist.
He is originally from Connersville, Indiana, but currently resides in Marion with his wife, Lynda, son, Justin Jr. and step-sons, Ronny and Karlton. When he is not working, you can find him golfing and coaching his son in baseball. His favorite HU memory from his days as a student includes campus snowball fights during the winter months.