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Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

One purpose of the federal law known as the Jeanne Clery Act is to encourage the reporting and collection of accurate campus crime statistics to promote crime awareness and enhance campus safety. The information collected will be used to compile statistics to be included in the Annual Security Report (ASR) that MCLA publishes and distributes each fall.

As a Campus Security Authority (CSA), you are obligated to report to Campus Police any incidents of the types of crime covered by the Clery Act in a timely fashion. These crimes are required to be published in an ASR and made available to the campus community in order to meet the requirements of federal law (Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)). In addition to reporting crimes covered by the Clery Act, CSA’s are encouraged to report any and all crimes of which they are aware.

Any questions about the Clery Act, including what determines who is a CSA or your responsibilities as a CSA can be addressed by contacting MCLA Campus Police Chief, Daniel Colonno by email at D.Colonno@mcla.edu or 413-662-5284.

The Campus Security Authority Crime Report will help explain what crimes are to be reported and serve as the reporting mechanism to Campus Police. Once the report is filled out, save it and send it to D.Colonno@mcla.edu