Notre Dame College Receives Certification in Nationally Recognized Emergency Management Performance Standards

Notre Dame College has received recognition in national best practices as a “ReadyCertify” organization by the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management.

Representatives of the county agency presented the College a plaque signifying it has attained certification in April 2019. ReadyCertify is a voluntary emergency management certification program intended to help communities and organizations increase their ability to prepare for and respond to large-scale disasters and emergencies. The program consists of 24 emergency management performance standards including planning, training, equipping and public outreach activities.

The College also has named a new interim police chief, Joseph Han. Han previously served as a part-time officer with the Notre Dame Police Department. He is a lieutenant and accreditation and compliance officer.

Han replaces Jeffrey Scott who was named executive director of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA). A candidate for the OPOTA executive director position is recommended by the Attorney General to the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission whose members then vote to appoint the leader of the training academy. Scott began as the OPOTA executive director on April 1.

The Notre Dame Police Department led the College’s efforts to earn the voluntary certification in nationally recognized best practices. The programs is offered to cities, villages, townships and organizations providing objective evaluation of their emergency management program.

April 2019


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For almost a century, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master's degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Hallmarks of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff, and small class sizes.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information contact Brian Johnston, chief communications officer, at 216.373.5252 or


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