Campus Police and Safety Services

Letter from the Chief of Police

On behalf of the dedicated staff, police officers, security services team, welcome to the many resources and information we have to describe our commitment to keep the Notre Dame College campus safe, and a great place to work, learn and play. The Notre Dame College Police Department will strive to pursue excellence in our service to the college, its students, staff, faculty and visitors.

As our campus continues to grow, our agency is committed to a proactive approach to enforcement, including community engagement initiatives, relationship building, networking and collaborating both internally and with our external partners in law enforcement partners.  In 2017, we added a new crime fighting iniative with the addition of our Community Engagement and CLERY Training Compliance Officer.  Officer Jack Clair, a seasoned veteran of law enforcement, leads this effort and has been busy working with the campus community to address crime prevention, engagement with our students on a wide variety of safety issues, and works hard with multiple offices around campus to complete the mandatory CLERY education requirements.

The Notre Dame College Police Department has also completed the rigorous evaluation and proof filing of our nationally recognized best practices for police operations, by achieving the Ohio Collaborative Community Police Advisory Board Certification.  The Ohio Collaborative Community Policing Advisory Board is a subsidiary of the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice. Notre Dame College Police Department utilizes LEXIPOL Knowledge Management System, a leading provider of risk management policy and resources for training police officers, as well as other nationally recognized platforms for 21st century law enforcement operations including: AXON Body CamerasVirtual Academy ; DART ; PMI Evidence Tracker ; and Guardian Tracking , just to name a few.

Our agency and its staff also will continuously evaluate ourselves, develop strategies that meet the security and safety needs of the campus, and maintain a high degree of competency by an on-going effort of continuing education and training. We will be ready to respond with precision, professionalism and excellence to any situation, and be effective in our resolve to provide a safe, secure campus.

Always feel welcome to call upon myself or my staff. And never hesitate: ‘if you see something, say something.’ We are here to serve with excellence, and it is my hope we will exceed your expectations and stand true to our mission, vision and core values of service.


Dr. Joseph K. Han, MBA, CLEE

Interim Chief of Police

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