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About the Department of Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety is made up of Sinclair Police, Public Safety and the Communications Center.

About Sinclair Police

Officer Tracy Brown at the Coffee with a Cop eventThe Sinclair Police Department employs full-time and part-time sworn professional police officers. All officers have completed 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 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.

Appropriate 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.

Lieutenant Micahel Coss at the Coffee with a Cop eventThe 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.

Mission, Vision, Values and Motto

Mission:  To provide a safe environment in partnership with our community that furthers the mission of Sinclair.

Vision:  Maintain and strengthen partnerships to better the lives of those in our community and to provide quality support and resources to all persons.

Values:  Respect, Courage, Professionalism, Integrity, Accountability

Motto:  Awareness, Visibility, Engagement

About the Public Safety Department

The department employs part-time Safety Information Officers, student officers, and administrative/clerical staff. The members of these units do not have statutory arrest powers, but work to assist with security matters, provide additional "eyes and ears" across the campus and maintain the records division.

Centerville and Mason are patrolled by Safety Information Officers (SIOs). These officers have received additional training in First Aid, CPR, AED and vehicle assists.

The department also employs a part-time Safety Coordinator who reviews all injuries that may occur at any campus, administers the campus emergency plans and coordinates the National Weather Service's Storm Ready program at all of the campuses.

About the Communications Center

The Sinclair Police Communications 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 by full-time and part-time dispatchers 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 Communications 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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If you need to report an emergency or an immediate threat, contact Sinclair Police at 937-512-2700 or dial 911 from any campus phone.