Welcome to the Sinclair Police Department

To be the trusted public safety service provider ensuring a safe and secure learning environment for students, faculty and staff of Sinclair Community College. Values Sinclair Police Officers shall utilize professionalism, integrity, honesty and accountability to support their oath as sworn law enforcement officers.

To be recognized as one of the best police agencies in the region through cooperative partnerships with the community, public and private organizations.

About Sinclair Police

To reduce crime and ensure members of the campus community are as safe as possible, the Sinclair Police Department employs 23 full-time and 1 part-time sworn professional police officers. All full-time officers have attended over 450 hours of training through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy and are certified as police officers by the State of Ohio. All officers undergo continuing specialized training in firearms, first aid, CPR, defensive tactics, legal updates, and other law enforcement subjects to maintain their skills.

The department also employs three full-time and seven part-time dispatchers and over 60 part-time Security Information Officers, two student officers and one clerical staff person. The members of these units do not have statutory arrest powers, but work to assist with security matters. The department utilizes motorized patrol, bike patrol, and foot patrol of campus buildings, grounds, and parking garages and lots 24-hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays when the campus is closed.

Firm but reasonable enforcement of State laws, Dayton City ordinances and rules and regulations of the college, coupled with crime prevention and safety programs, helps to meet these responsibilities. The department's goal is to promote, preserve and deliver feelings of safety through quality service to the campus community.

The Sinclair Police Department encourages accurate and prompt reporting of all crimes or incidents. Sinclair Police investigates all criminal incidents and initiates any required legal action. Sinclair Police officers are empowered by the State of Ohio to arrest any offender and bring that person before the local court system for judgment.

Sinclair Police make timely warning reports to the campus community of serious crimes, such as murder, manslaughter, robbery, arson, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, rape and hate crime. These crimes are reported to the campus community using Nixle, a free, text-based system available to anyone who subscribes, issuing Crime Alert bulletins utilizing electronic mail systems, the Clarion student newspaper, utilizing bulletin boards throughout campus and the Sinclair web site.

Assistance is available from the Dayton Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, Ohio State Patrol, the Miami Valley Crime Laboratory, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation if needed. Sinclair Police cooperates with all local police authorities, state authorities, and federal authorities in the exercise of its responsibilities.

The Sinclair Student Activities Office is responsible for student disciplinary proceedings. Sinclair Police and the Student Activities Office work collaboratively to resolve incidents of student misconduct that affect College policies and procedures.

Sinclair Community College maintains an open campus environment and encourages the community to participate in activities that are open to the public. However, the College reserves the right to restrict unauthorized persons from its grounds when appropriate.


The Sinclair Police Coummunications Center serves as a vital link between the college community and the department in matters relating to public safety and emergency assistance. The Communications Center is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is responsible for answering calls for police, fire and emergency medical assistance, maintenance and escort services, monitoring fire, intrusion, emergency and maintenance alarms, dispatching and coordinating police, fire and EMS units in emergency and non-emergency situations.

The Coummunications Center is linked via computer network to the Dayton Police Department and other local, state, and national law enforcement agencies. The Center operates a dynamic computer-based system which monitors and /or controls various life safety and protection systems throughout campus.. 

Building 7 (Dayton Campus)7112
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