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.


Jeffrey K. Scott
Chief of Police

Biography of Chief Jeffrey Scott

The ChiefA 22-year Ohio law enforcement veteran with over 27 years of service in public safety, Chief Scott has been with, and served as the Notre Dame College since 2013.  Chief Scott is a graduate of The Franklin University and holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) and a bachelor’s degree in public safety management. Chief Scott is a graduate of the highly regarded and prestigious FBI National Academy (Class 265) and a graduate of the Law Enforcement Foundation’s Police Executive Leadership College (PELC) and also is one of only 300 police officers in the State of Ohio who have successfully completed and achieved the designation of Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE).

Prior to coming to Notre Dame College, Chief Scott served as the LXGS Team Incident Commander and co-leader of the Center’s Emergency Response Team of the Office of Protective Services at NASA for both the Glenn Research Center Lewis Field in Cleveland and Plum Brook Station in Sandusky.

In the past, Chief Scott has served as a police officer, community policing officer, bike patrol unit, sergeant, training sergeant, captain and ERT commander for several law enforcement agencies throughout Ohio. He operates his own training and consulting firm; Law Enforcement Training and Tactical Institute and is very active in teaching basic to advanced level firearms, as well as tactical response to active shooter events and critical level incidents.  Chief Scott is frequently sought after to present on a wide variety of topics, most notably he was invited as the only law enforcement police chief to meet with the National Football League Players and Owners coalition on community engagement and race relations.  Chief Scott is also a certified instructor with RITE Training Academy on Racial Intelligence for law enforcement.

Chief Scott is an Ohio certified law enforcement instructor as well as a state and nationally recognized lecturer in a wide variety of law enforcement topics including 2nd and 4th amendment issues in law enforcement, tactical firearms and emergency response, law enforcement response to active shooter events, ethics and police department leadership.

Chief and studentsChief Scott is a member of the International and Ohio Associations of Chiefs of Police, National and Ohio Tactical Officers Associations, International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors and the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association.  Chief Scott will serve as the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police President from June 1, 2018 till May 30, 2019.

Chief Scott is involved in community service and mission work, as well as very active in his church and he is also an Ordained Pastor. He enjoys golfing, exercise and is a student of Kenpo Karate. Chief Scott is often seen with his daughter, on campus, as they love to enjoy the adventures of the campus and peddling around on their bicycles interacting with students and the community alike.

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