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 and secure as possible, Sinclair Police employs 22 full-time and two part-time sworn professional police officers under Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 3345.21. All sworn officers have attended over 720 hours of training through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy and are certified as police officers by the State of Ohio. In addition, the officers undergo continuing specialized training in firearms, first aid, CPR & AED, use of force, legal updates, and other law enforcement related subjects to maintain their skills. >/p>

In addition, there are three full-time and five part-time dispatchers, over 65 part-time Safety Information Officers, three student officers, one clerical staff person who serves in supporting roles, one administrative assistant to the Chief and one safety coordinator. The members of these units do not have statutory arrest powers, but work to assist police with safety matters. The department has motorized patrol, bike patrol, and foot patrol of campus buildings, grounds, and parking garages and lots.

Sinclair Police operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays when the campus is normally closed. Fair, firm and friendly enforcement of State laws, Dayton City ordinances and rules and regulations of the college, coupled with community-based policing, crime prevention and safety programs, helps to meet these responsibilities. It is the goal of every member of Sinclair Police to promote, preserve, and deliver safety through quality services to the members of the campus community. Sinclair Police investigate incidents of a criminal nature and initiates, before a court of law, 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 maintain LEADS (Law Enforcement Automated Data System) and NCIC (National Crime Information Center) terminals. Through these systems, police personnel can access local and national databases to access information involving criminal history data, nationwide police records, driver/vehicle information, as well as other local, state and federal law enforcement information.

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.

Emergency Notifications

It is the policy of Sinclair Community College and Sinclair Police to alert the campus community to certain crimes and safety/security issues occurring on campus, or in the immediate vicinity of the campus. The “immediate vicinity” refers generally to the streets adjacent to and/or adjoining campus property. However, notifications about incidents occurring outside of this area when they are likely to have a significant impact on members of the college community may also be issued. Names of victims are considered to be confidential and will not be used in any alert.

Alerts are required for all incidents that constitute Jeanne Clery Act Crimes and are considered to represent a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. These crimes include: Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter, Sex Offenses, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Motor Vehicle Theft, Arson and Hate Crimes. Alerts may also be issued for crimes other than "Clery Act" crimes that pose a serious or continuing threat to the campus community (e.g. kidnapping) and for non-criminal emergencies that pose a significant or continuing threat to the campus community or a segment of the campus community (e.g. weather related emergencies, maintenance issues, environmental health and safety issues, etc.). Faculty or staff who learns of information which may warrant the issuance of a "Timely Alert" warning should notify Sinclair Police as soon as possible.

Sinclair Police will provide timely warning alerts to the campus community whenever an incident is considered by the college to represent a threat to the campus community. Notices may be made using the following means of communication: the Nixle communication service, the college emergency texting system, flyers on bulletins, e-mail, fax notices, electronic campus signage, the Sinclair Police web site at http://police.sinclair.edu, as well as other means of communication.

Alerts are issued at the discretion of the College President, the Chief of Staff, the Director of Public Safety, any Vice President, or the Director of Public Relations. Consultation is expected among the authorizing authorities available at the time of the incident, as time permits. Any Sinclair Police Lieutenant may issue alerts without authorization from the individuals listed above in emergency situations for in-progress life-threatening situations.

It is important for students, faculty and staff to be alert of their surroundings on campus as well as on adjacent streets and sidewalks near the campus to watch for incidents of crime. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to Sinclair Police at (937-512-2700) or in person at the Sinclair Police office in Building 7, room 7112 at the Dayton Campus.

Emergency Alerts & Response Procedures

If there is an in-progress significant emergency or dangerous incident that poses an immediate threat to the members of the Sinclair community such as an active shooter, structure fire, hazardous materials leak, earthquake or similar major incident, the college will use some or all of the various communication systems listed below to quickly communicate information to the campus community. Sinclair will, without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless the notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.

• Campus emergency paging system (Dayton Campus only) • Notification on the official college site on NIXLE (see below for sign-up information) The following means of communication will be utilized once the situation is under control. • Notification of local media by the Public Relations Office • All campus e-mail and/or all student e-mail accounts An emergency message may contain the following information, depending on the specifics of the situation: • Nature of incident • Specific location of incident, i.e., Building, Room, Center, etc. • Description of person(s) involved • Description of property involved • Necessary further instructions, i.e., shelter location, evacuation process, etc.

Notifications may be used to inform students and staff of major events of an important, but non-emergency nature, such as a widespread and long lasting power outage, or other events that require class cancellations or evacuations. Emergency procedures and alerts can be initiated by the Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police, by any Captain, by any Lieutenant or an Officer-In-Charge. Once the emergency is over, an “all clear” message will be made using some or all of the various communication systems listed previously.

Sinclair Police will immediately notify the Office of the President of an emergency situation. The Office of the President will notify the Emergency Management Team and the Public Relations Office. The Office of the President and Sinclair Police may receive information from other sources, as well. If the Office of the President and Sinclair Police confirm that there is an emergency or dangerous condition that poses an immediate threat to the health or safety of some or all members of the campus community, the two offices and the Public Relations Office will collaborate to determine the content of the message and will use some or all of the systems described above to communicate the threat to the campus community or to the appropriate segment of the community. If the threat is limited to a particular building or segment of the campus, the three offices will, without delay and taking into account the safety of the campus, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless issuing a notification will, in the judgment of the first responders compromise the efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.

Emergency Response procedures are available to the campus community on the Sinclair Police web site (www.police.sinclair.edu) or by referring to the Emergency Placards placed on the rear of every classroom, lab, office, and storage door on campus. In addition, procedures are also covered during safety orientations provided by Sinclair Police. For additional information on hosting a safety orientation at your meeting or group activity, please contact Sinclair Police at (937) 512-2700.

Partnerships with Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Sinclair Police maintain memoranda of understanding agreements (MOU) with the following agencies: Ohio Department of Public Safety, Montgomery County Children’s Services, Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Chaminade-Julienne High School, Dayton Police Department, Mason Police, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, Darke County Sheriff’s Office, Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Preble County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the Dayton Chapter of the American Red Cross. If needed, assistance is also available from the Ohio State Patrol, the Miami Valley Crime Laboratory, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies. The Sinclair Police cooperate with all local police authorities, state authorities, and federal authorities in the exercise of its responsibilities.


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.. 

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