Noel Carl Bufe, PhD

Noel Bufe

Title: Program Director
Location: Tempe, Arizona, United States

Noel Carl Bufe, PhD, Program Director, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law enforcement.

During his time at Michigan State University, Dr. Bufe was looking for a profession in which he could work directly with people. Once he found law enforcement, he knew it was the field he wanted to pursue. He earned a Bachelor of Science in 1956, followed by a master’s in criminal justice in 1971, and then a PhD in 1974. He began his professional endeavors in the 1960s, working mostly in research with the Metropolitan Police Department in St. Louis, Missouri. He then went on to work for the governor of Michigan at the time, George Romney, where he became the first director of the statewide law enforcement training program. Later, after he had acquired his PhD, Dr. Bufe became the director of the Traffic Institute at Northwestern University. He remained there from 1978 until 2000. Currently, he is excelling in his role as a program director. He is consistently rewarded by the work he does for others, which keeps him motivated to succeed.

To remain aware of changes in his field, Dr. Bufe has held membership with the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice Alumni Association, the Highway Safety Committee, and the National Sheriff’s Association. He has additionally found success through contributing articles to professional journals, as he has multitudes of experience to share. In light of his accomplishments, Dr. Bufe was inducted into the Distinguished Graduates Hall of Fame in 1993. Moreover, he is featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the Midwest. Most recently, in 2019 and 2020, he earned the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award as a testament to his numerous professional successes.

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