Duneland School Corporation Department of Safety & Security

  • Safety & Security stands ready to assist administrators and staff in creating and maintaining a safe and secure environment for the educational process. A safe environment is essential for students and staff to be successful in the Duneland goal of student achievement. The Department is involved in everything from parking safety and emergency drills, to criminal activity and works closely with all law enforcement agencies and fire department jurisdictions within Duneland boundaries.

    IC 5-2-10.1-9 requires each school district to have a state certified school safety specialist. All members of the Department are certified and attend classes annually to maintain their certification.

    Do you have a safety or security concern at Duneland that you'd like to make us aware of? Please contact us by email or phone (contact information below), or use our anonymous tip line.

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DSC Seclusion and Restraint Policy and Plan

Safety and Security Department Members

Phone: 219-983-3600

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Robert McDermott, Administrator of the Safety & Security Department

Phone: 219-983-3670

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Officer Adam Alicea, School Resource Officer

Bailly, Brummitt, Jackson and Yost Elementary Schools; Westchester Intermediate School

Officer Alicea is a member of the Chesterton Police Department and was assigned to Duneland School Corporation in November of 2022 as a School Resource Officer. His office is located at Bailly Elementary School.

Phone: 219-983-3710

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Lt. Joe Christian, School Resource Officer

Bailly, Brummitt and Yost Elementary Schools; Westchester Intermediate School


Lt. Christian is a member of the Chesterton Police Department and has been assigned to Duneland Schools since 2018 as a School Resource Officer. His office is at Westchester Intermediate.

Phone: 219-983-3766

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Officer Shauna Jesse, School Resource Officer

Liberty Elementary, Liberty Intermediate and Chesterton High School

Officer Jesse is a member of the Chesterton Police Department and has been assigned to Duneland Schools beginning in January of 2022 as a School Resource Officer. Her office is at CHS.

Phone: 219-983-3776

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Cpl. Jacob Ray, School Resource Officer

Chesterton Middle School

Cpl. Ray is a member of the Chesterton Police Department and has been assigned to Duneland Schools since 2021 as a School Resource Officer.
His office is at CMS.

Phone: 219-983-3690

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Officer Mike Steege, School Resource Officer

Liberty and Jackson Elementary Schools; Liberty Intermediate School

Officer Steege is a member of the Porter County Sherriff's Department and was assigned to Duneland School Corporation in November of 2022. His office is located at Liberty Intermediate School.

Phone: 219-983-3766

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Sgt. Chris Swickard, School Resource Officer

Chesterton High School

Sgt. Swickard is a member of the Chesterton Police Department and has been assigned to Duneland Schools since 2015 as a School Resource Officer. His office is at CHS.