Resources for Campus Security Authorities

Individuals are designated as Campus Security Authorities by the Clery Act if they are:

  • Members of a campus police /security department
  • Individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus police/security   department (e.g, an individual responsible for monitoring the entrance to a facility)
  • Any individual specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy as an individual to which students and employees should report criminal offenses
  • 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 duty to take action or respond to a particular issue on behalf of the institution (e.g., deans, directors, student activities office, coaches, club advisors, OCS, RA’s, AR’s, Rectors, etc.)

Pastoral and professional counselors, while functioning in that capacity, are exempt from reporting obligations under the Clery Act.

As a Campus Security Authority, you are required to receive training to assist you in fulfilling your obligations under the Clery Act.  This training consists of a short video explaining how the Clery Act came about and your obligations as a CSA.  To view this video, please click here.


  • Criminal homicide
  • Manslaughter by Negligence
  • Sex offenses
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Domestic / Dating violence
  • Stalking
  • Burglary
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Arson
  • Hate crimes
  • Arrests or referrals for weapons possession, drug violations, or liquor law violations


  • On Campus
  • University owned or controlled property
  • Public property within or adjacent to University property

As a CSA you are not expected to know all of the crime definitions and reportable locations.  If you are unsure whether or not a particular crime is reportable, or whether or not the location of the crime requires that it be reported, please contact NDSP as soon as possible and report it anyway.  If in doubt, report it.


  • If an emergency, contact NDSP dispatch at 911 or 631-5555
  • If there is not an emergency but you would still like to report an incident, click on the appropriate link below.  After filling out the form you can email it to Captain Dan Kavanaugh or drop the completed form off to NDSP at Hammes Mowbray Hall, attention Capt. Kavanaugh.

Most Crimes: crime_statistic_form.pdf
Sexual Assaults: sexual_assault_form.pdf