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Notre Dame, SEPD Partner on Internship Project
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NDC, SEPD Partner on Internship Project

Notre Dame College and the South Euclid Police Department are collaborating on a new internship project that allows students in NDC’s Criminal Justice and Intelligence Analysis Program to receive first-hand experiences in their field of study.

Juniors and seniors majoring in criminal justice or crime analysis are eligible for these internships, during which they will review and evaluate records and procedures of the South Euclid Police Department and make recommendations regarding their research to Chief of Police Kevin Nietert.

“The South Euclid Police Department is tapping into a local resource, Notre Dame College, to evaluate the operations and staffing of the police department,” Nietert said. “Interested students will have an opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom in a real-life setting through this internship.”

Nietert said he is looking to address several key areas of the department and its operations, such as personnel allocation, patrol zones, intelligence-led policing, minimum staffing levels, performance standards, and scheduling. 

“The hope is that we can identify some efficiencies that will make the South Euclid Police Department a better organization, build on this effort for future collaboration, and help develop some young students along the way,” Nietert said.

The police chief has been working closely with Notre Dame’s Internship/Co-op Coordinator Lauren Marchaza on this project.

“We are excited to be partnering with the South Euclid Police Department to create this internship project for our Intelligence Analysis and Criminal Justice students,” Marchaza said. “This project will give students the chance to apply their classroom training to practical work experience. This is truly a unique internship that will benefit the selected participants.”

Interested NDC students can contact Lauren Marchaza, internship/co-op coordinator, at 216.373.6453 or lmarchaza@ndc.edu. Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid.