The staff at NDC Police/Security want to get to know you. If you see them, feel free to stop them and introduce yourself. These are the individuals who make your safety their only concern.
- Chief Michael T. Dugan
- Assistant Chief Mark D. Merims
- Officer Akbar Muhammad
- Officer Vickie Crosby
- Officer Stacey Coe
- Assistant Chief Deano McNeil
- Officer George Burress
- Officer John McAnallen
- Other Members
- Student Employees
Chief Mike Dugan came to Notre Dame College in February of 2007. Mike is a graduate of the University of Akron and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Mike’s police career included 28 years with the City of Cleveland Police Department where he held a wide variety of assignments retiring as a Captain in early 1997. Mike was appointed as the Chief of Police for the Independence, Ohio. During Mike’s almost 10 years as chief of Independence, he served as Chairman of the 19 community regional SWAT Team, President of the Cleveland Metropolitan Crime Clinic and President of the Cuyahoga County Chiefs of Police.
Chief Dugan’s strong interest in education is evidenced by his work teaching at the Cleveland Police Academy, the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy and as an adjunct faculty member at Cuyahoga Community College. Chief Dugan is a member of the Ohio Police Chiefs Education Committee.
As Director of Safety and Security, Mike Dugan was tasked with creation of a department staffed by both security officers and commissioned police officers. Chief Dugan’s goal is to provide the level of safety services that will ensure a quality educational environment.
Assistant Chief Mark D. Merims
Notre Dame College is proud to announce the hiring of Mark D. Merims as the newest member of the campus police department.
Though Mark is new at Notre Dame College, he is no stranger to law enforcement and the practice of law. Marl Merims started his police career in 1995 when he became an Officer with the South Euclid Police Department. While working with the South Euclid Police Department, Mark worked in the Patrol Division and was also a member of the S.W.A.T. Team.
In 2005, Mark left the police department to attend Cleveland Marshall Law School where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. While in law school, Mark attended a student exchange program in St. Petersburg, Russia. Mark Merims comes to us after having served as a Judicial Clerk in the U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court. We are proud to have Mark Merims as a member of our department.
When you see Mark, please welcome him into our Notre Dame Family.
Officer Akbar Muhammad
Akbar Muhammad came to Guardsmark after an illustrious career with the Regional Transit Authority. Akbar was also a medic with the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War.
Officer Vickie Crosby
Vickie Crosby is just beginning her service with Guardsmark but has already mastered many details of security. Her keen sense for details makes her an excellent addition to the department.
Officer Stacy Coe
Officer Coe stared her career as a deputy sheriff in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1996. Since then, she has been a full-time police officer in Westerville and Heath, Ohio. Holding a Sociology degree from Tulane University, Officer Coe is currently a part-time police officer. As a former member of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit, and as a volunteer for the Central Ohio Mounted Search Unit, Officer Coe takes her passion for horses to heart, often riding her eleven-year-old quarter horse.
Assistant Chief Deano McNeil
Officer McNeil has almost 30 years of law enforcement experience under his belt. He began his law enforcement career as a military policeman in the United States Marine Corps in 1980. During his military time, he also served as a traffic accident and criminal investigator.
Officer McNeil became a patrol officer with the Brunswick Hills Police Department in 1987. During his tenure in Brunswick Hills, Officer McNeil was promoted to sergeant in 1990, and lieutenant and executive officer in 1993. He served in that position until 2009, when he left Brunswick Hills to explore new career opportunities.
Officer McNeil currently serves as a volunteer police officer with the Village of Glenmont in Holmes County. He is also a soldier in the Ohio Military Reserve, holding the rank of major and serving as the organization’s recruiting and retention manager.
Officer McNeil holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Law Enforcement from Cuyahoga Community College and is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College, sponsored by the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police. He further is a Microsoft certified technology specialist.
Officer George Burress
Officer Burress recently worked as a lieutenant with the Cleveland Clinic Police Department, where he was in charge of the InterContinental Hotel security team, a lead investigator for all hotel incidents and director of security for more than 600 rooms. He was also responsible for ensuring the safety of VIPs and dignitaries visiting the hotel.
Officer Burress was also temporarily assigned to the Department of Justice Gang Task Force. He has worked for the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department and the East Cleveland Police Department, where he served in the auxiliary unit. In addition, Officer Burress is a Vietnam veteran.
Officer Burress holds an associate degree in law enforcement from Cuyahoga Community College. A native of Cleveland, he currently resides in Euclid with his wife Dorothy and their eight children.
Officer John McAnallen
Officer McAnallen has worked in law enforcement for ten years. He spent his entire career working for the Wakeman Police Department in Huron County. His main duties were running radar and performing traffic stops, but he was also dispatched to situations involving domestic violence, drunk drivers and fights.
Other Members of the Notre Dame College
While this list is inclusive of our normal staff, many other officers are part of the department. While they are not listed here, they are valued members.
Student employees are also valued members of our department. Their duties, while not as in-depth, are an essential part of the department. Are you interested in student employment with the department? Select this link (PDF, 1.12MB) to download and print an application. After completion, just drop it by the station. You must qualify for Work-Study.