Chief Christopher J. Noga
Chief Christopher J. Noga was appointed the city's 6th Chief of Police on January 10, 2006. He began his career in law enforcement while working on his undergraduate degree at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH. In 1990 at age 20, he was hired as a dispatcher for BW's Department of Safety and Security and served additionally as a patrol officer and sergeant during his 4 and a half years with that department. Upon completing his Bachelor's degree in 1995, Chris accepted a position as a police officer with the Cleveland State University Police Department. He joined the Twinsburg Police Department in March 1997. As a patrol officer, Chris served in other capacities including field training officer, Explorer Post advisor, Neighborhood Watch advisor, and bicycle patrol officer. Chris was promoted to sergeant in November 2001 and served as a patrol supervisor until December 2003 when he transferred into the Detective Bureau to serve as the department's detective bureau commander and lead public information officer.
Chief Noga earned a Master's degree in criminal justice from Boston University in 2004 and is one of the first graduates from BU's prestigious distance learning program. Additionally, he has certifications in mastering organizational effectiveness and strategic organizational leadership and master certification in human resources management from Villanova University. He resides in Twinsburg with his wife and 2 children and is involved in a number of community activities including Scouting and the Twinsburg / Nordonia American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
Assistant Chief Robert J. Gonsiewski
Assistant Chief Robert J. Gonsiewski has had a career of "firsts" as a member of the Twinsburg Police Department. Hired in 1990, Bob was the first Twinsburg police officer assigned to Metro SWAT, our first K9 handler, and our first Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO). Adding to his list of firsts, he is the first officer to hold the rank of Assistant Chief of Police in the history of the city.
Bob was promoted to sergeant in June 2006 and supervised a night shift patrol team until his promotion to lieutenant in January 2009. As a lieutenant, he managed operations including the Patrol Division, the Communications Center, and the Records Bureau. In his role as Assistant Chief of Police, Bob directly supervises our 2 lieutenants, handles day-to-day personnel issues, and is responsible for vehicle and facility maintenance among other duties. The Assistant Chief is a graduate of the 261st session of the FBI National Academy, and holds a certificate of public management from Cleveland State University.