Brian K. Hurd
Director/Chief of John Carroll University Police Department
Brian Hurd joined the John Carroll University Police Department in August of 2008. Previously, Brian was associate director of police & security services at Case Western Reserve University. Brian has been involved with campus security and policing since 1990, and has provided training and instruction in the areas of personal safety, physical security, crime prevention, event security, and emergency management. Brian holds a B.A. from Kent State University in political science and criminal justice, and is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) through the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). He is a member of ASIS, the Ohio Crime Prevention Association, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, and is a board member of the Ohio Campus Law Enforcement Association. Brian’s responsibilities include: staff development, crime prevention, student conduct liaison, special events, policy development, and emergency response planning.
Ross Carbone began his career as a police officer at John Carroll University in 2001 and was promoted to sergeant in 2008. He was again promoted to Assistant Director/Deputy Chief in 2016. After taking the Spring ’98 semester off to attend and graduate from the Cleveland Heights Police Academy, He graduated from JCU in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, with a criminal justice concentration. Upon graduating, he received the John R. Carpenter Criminology Award for excellence in academic and field work experience in criminology, and also was inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honors Society. Deputy Chief Carbone graduated with a Master of Arts degree in nonprofit administration from John Carroll University in 2013, when he was also inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor society. He is a member of the Greater Cleveland Safe Kids Organization and is the JCUPD representative for the Greater Cuyahoga Police F.O.P. Lodge #124. He is the liaison for JCUEMS and the advisor for the student organization, JCUEMSA and is currently the JCUPD afternoon shift supervisor responsible for patrol operations during that time.
Matthew W. Goffos
Sgt Goffos began his career as a police officer at the John Carroll University in 1980 and was promoted to sergeant in 1985. He is a 1982 graduate of the Basic Police Academy at Case Western Reserve University. He is responsible for overseeing day shift operations and supervising officers during that time. Sgt. Goffos serves as part-time police officer with the Eastlake Police Department, works with the Juvenile Diversion program for the city, and works at the stadium for the Lake County Captains.
Sgt. Costello began his career as a police officer at John Carroll University in 1998. He is a graduate of Lakeland Community College and completed his basic police academy at the Cleveland Heights Police Academy. He has previously worked for police departments at Apple Creek, South Russell, Notre Dame College, and Cleveland Clinic. He is currently the JCUPD night shift supervisor responsible for patrol operations during that time.
Sgt. Butch began his career as a police officer at John Carroll University in 2008 and was promoted to corporal in 2014 and then to sergeant in 2016. He is a 2002 graduate of Ohio Dominican University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and a 2004 graduate of the Eastland Police Academy in Columbus, OH. He serves as the JCUPD tech specialist and the afternoon shift supervisor responsible for patrol operations during that time.
Brent W. Russ
Cpl. Russ began his career as a police officer at John Carroll University in 2002 and was promoted to corporal in 2009. He is a 2001 graduate of Lakeland Community College, where he earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in criminal justice/law enforcement, while completing the basic police academy training that same year. He has prior police experience with the Geneva City Police Department and is currently employed with the Madison Village Police Department as a part-time officer.
Cpl. Hendricks began his career as a police officer at John Carroll University in 2008 and was promoted to corporal in 2014. He successfully completed his basic police academy training at Lakeland Community College in 2007. He has prior police experience with the city of Mentor-on-the-Lake Police Department, serving there from 2008 to 2014. He serves as the tactical specialist, state certified firearms instructor and armorer for JCUPD. He became a certified police cyclist in 2010 and is an active member of the JCUPD bike unit. He is also a basic police academy instructor.
Ptl Divis began his career as a police officer at John Carroll University in 2015 and was promoted to Corporal in 2016. He began his education in law enforcement at Cuyahoga Community College in 2010 and earned his associates degree in 2012. He graduated from the basic police academy in 2015 and will graduate in 2016 with his bachelor’s degree in political science from Cleveland State University. Ptl. Divis gained six years of experience in law enforcement at ITT Technical Institute and Case Western Reserve University.
Ptl. Lawrentz began his career as a police officer at John Carroll University in 2015. He successfully completed his basic police academy training at the University of Akron in 2012. He has prior police experience with the Village of Highland Hills Police Department, serving there from 2012 to 2015. In addition to serving as a police officer Ptl. Lawrentz served six years with the 910th Airlift Wing Security Forces at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.
Ptl. McCune began her career at John Carroll University in September 2015. She attended Cuyahoga Community College graduating in 2014 with her Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. Before joining JCUPD she completed her police training graduating from the Police Academy at Polaris Career Center in 2015. She is currently working third shift.
Officer Paige began his law enforcement career at Fairport Harbor Police Department before coming to the John Carroll University Police Department in 2013. He successfully completed his Basic Police Academy training at Lakeland Community College. Ptl. Paige became a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) instructor in 2007 and has volunteered with the Trumbull County and Barberton City CERT Teams. Ptl. Paige has been an Ohio Terrorism Awareness and Prevention (TAP) trainer since 2003 and has recently completed the 80 hour Instructional Skills Equivalency Training Course as required by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission to begin instructing in Private Security and Basic Police Academies. Ptl. Paige is available to provide presentations to the university community on a wide range of topics including personal safety and crime prevention.
Ronald J. Strazar
Ptl. Whitney began his career at JCU in September of 2016. He first worked as a police officer in Put-In-Bay, Ohio in 2013. He successfully completed his police academy training in 2012. He also attended Lorain County Community College and graduated earning his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice in 2012.
Edward R. Hocevar
Patricia A. Sheil