Letter from the Chief of Police
It is certainly a privilege and honor to serve as the Notre Dame College Police Chief and Director of Campus Safety and Security. On behalf of the dedicated staff, police officers, security services team and student safety aides that comprise our agency, we 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 policing initiatives, relationship building, networking and collaborating─both internally and with our external partners in law enforcement and security─to meet the ever-changing needs in law enforcement and safety protection.
We pledge to seek new ways to serve and increase our safety and security posture, as well as find ways to refine our activities to help us achieve our mission and vision while deterring crime and providing an essence of safety and security for all. We are ever-cognizant that improving the quality of life for our College campus community is a collective effort. We will work tirelessly with every facet of this College to educate itself in crime awareness. We will partner with members of the campus community in deterring crime through self-initiated prevention efforts, awareness and reporting, as well as agency-provided education initiatives.
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.
Biography of Chief Jeffrey Scott
A 17-year Ohio law enforcement veteran with over 25 years of service in public safety, Jeffrey 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. He is 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, Jeffrey 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, Jeffrey has served as a police officer, community policing officer, 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.
Jeffrey 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.
He 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.
Jeffrey is involved in community service and mission work, as well as very active in his church. He enjoys golfing, exercise and is a student of Kenpo Karate and martial arts. Jeffrey is married and also very active in the life of his 3-year-old daughter, Kemree.