The Campus Police Department is committed to making the Notre Dame College campus a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
We take proactive measures to ensure a sense of security among the campus community through 24 hour vehicle and foot patrols along with a campus-wide video monitoring system. We also provide additional measures including security escorts and self defense and awareness courses during the school year. We also welcome the chance to discuss safety topics with any campus group.
The Notre Dame College Police Department is established under Section 1713.50 of the Ohio Revised Code. All peace officers are commissioned by the State of Ohio and have full arrest powers. The department is also staffed by Guardsmark Security, a well respected national security firm. All of the officers have met or exceeded training standards set by the state and receive ongoing training in CPR, defensive tactics, crisis intervention, diversity, legal updates and other pertinent skills.
Campus Police officers have complete police authority to investigate, apprehend, and arrest anyone involved in illegal acts on campus and areas immediately adjacent to the campus. If minor offenses involving College rules are committed by a College student, the Campus Police may also refer the individual to the Associate Dean of Students for disciplinary action.
A current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is in effect between the campus police department and the South Euclid Police Department. This agreement provides both campus police and SEPD the opportunity to assist each other in criminal investigations, emergency response, and safety services for Notre Dame College and the City of South Euclid. Per the MOU, all major criminal offenses such as sexual offenses and crimes of serious personal violence are investigated by the South Euclid Police Department Detective Bureau. This agreement provides increased resources for the investigation and the ensured apprehension of offenders. The Memorandum of Understanding is on file and may be viewed at any time, during normal business hours, in the office of the Chief of Police.