Campus Safety

Cathedral High School is dedicated to keeping our students and campus safe. Cathedral employs a fulltime School Resource Officer (SRO) to lead our campus safety policy. Cathedral also contracts with local police officers for special events when needed.

The SRO oversees all campus safety initiatives at Cathedral and is routinely updating Cathedral's Emergency Action Plans. School-wide drills occur monthly so students and educators are prepared in the event of an emergency situation on campus. 

Personal Safety Information

Don't hesitate to call 911 or alert the school resource officer whenever you see or hear something suspicious. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may do so.

When calling the police, be prepared to share as many details as possible. Be ready to share details of the incident including location, time, people involved, and anything unusual or descriptive about the incident.

Lieutenant Keith Minch

Lt. Minch is a 26-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. He retired from the IMPD in January 2024 and, upon, retirement, currently serves in the IMPD Reserve Unit where he maintains full police authority with the State of Indiana. Lt. Minch ended his time with IMPD as the Lieutenant in charge of Financial Crimes, Arson and Real Time Crime Center sections. Lt. Minch is a 6-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps. 

Lt. Minch and his wife, Siobhan, have three children who are Cathedral graduates and one who currently attends Cathedral. They are members of St. Lawrence parish.

School Resource Officer at Cathedral

The School Resource Officer must have completed the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. They are also required to receive 40 hours of certified SRO training through a nationally recognized SRO training program. The SRO must also be employed by/serving a reserve status at a law enforcement agency. 

Mental Illness, Addiction & Disabilities IC 5-2-1-9(g)

Autism, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Endangered IC 5-2-1-9(g)
Adults & High Risk Missing Persons (including those under 21 years of age)

Human Trafficking (8 areas) and IC 5-2-1-9(g) & IC 5-2-1-9(a)(10)

De-Escalation Training IC 5-2-1-9 (g)

Annual In-service Training Requirement  IC 5-2-1-9(g)
Presently 24 hours annually – must include 2 hours in Firearms*, 2 hours in Physical Tactics/Use of Force*** and 2 hours in Police Vehicle Operation.

Officers should receive some training in all of the IC 5-2-1-9 requirements each year. The areas specifically required in IC 5-2-1-9 can be used to partially satisfy the 24-hour requirement.

Under state/county/local continuing education laws:
Domestic, Child Abuses, SIDS, CPR, Heimlich Maneuver, and others
State: IC 5-2-8-5(e)(1-17)
County: IC 5-2-8-1(h)(1-19)
Local: IC 5-2-8-2(f)(1-18)

Departments should be prepared to show that officers are competent in these areas although these do not necessarily require annual training.

Federal :
NIMS (DHS, required for DHS grants)
Bloodborne Pathogens (EPA, 29 CFR 1910.1030)
Hazardous Materials (EPA & OSHA, 29 CFR 1910.120)
Familiarization with Reflective Clothing Rule (DOT 23, CFR 634)

  • The above is a list of trainings that are completed by every sworn police officer. Specialized trainings applicable to specific positions, i.e.: Clery, Investigations, Dispatch, RAD, are in addition to the trainings listed.