The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to annually compile and publish crime statistics for their campuses and certain other areas. It is mandatory that colleges and universities identify “campus security authorities” (CSAs) on their campus to report crime statistics for inclusion in NEOMED’s Annual Security Report.
A campus security authority is broadly defined under the Clery Act and is interpreted to include: an official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings. An official is defined as any person who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the institution.
The function of a campus security authority is to report allegations of Clery Act crimes to the NEOMED Police Department. A campus security authority is not responsible for investigating whether or not a crime took place as that is the function of law enforcement personnel.
All CSAs have been identified, notified and provided their required training. It is important for the campus to be aware of who the CSAs are. Please see the list of CSAs below.
Additionally, if you are interested in watching the brief training video that the CSAs are required to watch, the video is available online.
-Submitted by Kali Meonske