SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — Notre Dame College Police Chief Jeffrey Scott was sworn in as the president of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police.
Scott, a 19-year veteran, will serve in the position for one year beginning June 1, according to a statement from the college.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine swore in Scott in April during the annual OACP training conference in Columbus. Scott replaces Chief Brandon K. Standley of the Bellefontaine Police Department.
“I think it’s a great tribute to my employer whose been extremely supportive and has let me get out there on a statewide level,” Scott said. “It’s really neat that we (college police departments) have a voice at the table now. It’s nice that northeast Ohio has a voice in Columbus for law enforcement.”
Scott is the first college police chief selected for the position. The OACP is an organization that offers educational, informational and professional services to increase the public’s understanding of how police play a role in the communities.
He graduated from The Franklin University in Columbus with a Master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in public safety management.
He’s also a graduate of the Law Enforcement Foundation’s Police Executive Leadership College and one of only 300 police executives in Ohio who completed and received the designation of Certified Law Enforcement Executive, the release says.
Before coming to Notre Dame College, he served as the Office of Protective Services Lynxx Global Solutions Team Incident Commander and co-leader of the Center’s Emergency Response Team at the National Aeronautical Space Administration for the Glenn Research Center Lewis Field in Cleveland and Plum Brook Station in Sandusky.
Scott has served as a captain, community police officer, paramedic, commander, police officer, sergeant and training sergeant for several law enforcement agencies across the state.
He operates his firm, Law Enforcement Training and Tactical Institute, and teaches basic to advanced level firearms, along with tactical response to active shooter situations during his free time.