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Baton Rouge Community College. Jeanne Clery Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Disclosure Act. Campus Security Authority Training. Introduction.
Campus Security Authority Training
This training is intended to inform you why you are considered a “Campus Security Authority” (CSA) under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), and to explain your obligation to report crimes to BRCC’s Department of Public Safety for inclusion within BRCC’s Annual Security Report.
The Clery Act is now a federal law that requires both public and private colleges and universities that receive federal funding to compile, publish, and distribute their campus security policies and crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas annually.
Violations of the act can result in fines from the U.S. Department of Education that can be as much as $27,500 per violation.
The Clery Act (and its accompanying guidance from the Department of Education) considers certain personnel members at colleges and universities to be Campus Security Authorities (CSA).
A Campus Security Authority is defined as:
1) Any member of a campus police department or a campus security department of an institution.
2) Any individual or individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus police department or a campus security department (e.g., an individual who is responsible for monitoring the entrance into college/university property).
3) Any individual or organization specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offenses.
4) 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.
Anofficialis further definedas any person who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the institution.
Campus Security Authority?
Pastoral counselor - A person who is associated with a religious order or denomination, who is recognized by that religious order or denomination as someone who provides confidential counseling, and who is functioning within the scope of that recognition as a pastoral counselor.
Professional counselor - A person whose official responsibilities include providing mental health counseling to members of the institution’s community and who is functioning within the scope of his or her license or certification. This definition applies even to professional counselors who are not employees of the institution, but are under contract to provide counseling at the institution.
Under Clery, a crime is considered “reported” when it is brought to the attention of local/campus law enforcement personnel OR a campus security authority (CSA) by a victim, witness, third party, or even the offender. Therefore:
If you are uncertain of whether a report made to you is valid, or unsure of your duties regarding which specific acts to report, just remember one simple rule:
“When in doubt, report it!”
CSAs should use BRCC’s CSA Report Form ,available on the Department of Public Safety section of BRCC’s website.
The college reports crime statistics at all Baton Rouge Community College locations. Each of the following locations are included in our Annual Security Report:
Remember: “When in doubt, report it!”
Victims of sexual offenses should be encouraged to take some sort of action. They have several options available to them: