Campus Safety Authority (CSA)
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. The Clery Act requires institutions to gather and publish crime data from multiple sources, including Campus Security Authorities (CSAs), to ensure that current and prospective students, as well as employees, know about the dangers on campus.
One purpose of the Clery Act is to encourage the reporting and collection of accurate campus crime statistics to promote crime awareness and enhance campus safety. The intent of including non-law enforcement personnel in the Campus Security Authorities’ role is to acknowledge that some community members and students in particular may be hesitant about reporting crimes to the police, but may be more inclined to report incidents to other campus-affiliated individuals.
In accordance with the requirements of the Clery Act, Bristol Community College will designate specific college officials and/or offices to act as Campus Security Authorities, as defined by the Clery Act. The Bristol Community College Campus Police Department is responsible for maintaining the college CSA list. This list is to be updated on a regular basis to ensure all names are active college employees.