CSA Training Powerpoint (click to open power point presentation) or use the link below to go to the Boston University Safety Page and follow the instructions.
1. Go to http://www.bu.edu/safety/security/index.shtml
2. Locate the “Download Training” link at the bottom of the page.
3. Download a powerpoint viewer (if needed) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13
Crimes are recorded in the year in which they were reported to a campus security authority. How to Identify a CSA (Campus Security Authority)
Confidential Incident reporting. This form is web fillable.
Under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), the University must report any crimes of which it has knowledge-whether through its police department, non-law enforcement University officials, or from other law enforcement agencies-that occur:
1. on campus, with a separate designation for crimes in dormitories.
2. in or on certain noncampus buildings or property.
3. on certain public property.
The definitions of campus, noncampus building or property, and public property under the Clery Act are as follows:
The term campus means:
1. Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution of
higher education within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area
of the institution and used by the institution in direct support of,
or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including
2. Property within the same reasonably contiguous geographical area of the institution that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
The term non campus building or property means:
1. Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization
recognized by the institution.
2. Any building or property (other than a branch campus) owned or controlled by an institution of higher education that is used in direct support of, or in a relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
The term public property means all public property that is within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution, such as a sidewalk, a street, other thoroughfare, or parking facility, and is adjacent to a facility owned or controlled by the institution if the facility is used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes.
Boston University is proud of its long-standing policy of voluntarily reporting its crime indices to the FBI and to the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety. The Boston University Police Department has been commended by the Governor of Massachusetts for its leadership role in making campus crime information available to the public.
Boston University examples are given for each group. Please note these examples may not be exhaustive. Each job function should be analyzed to determine if it a CSA as defined by Clery. Please contact the Office of the Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police at 617-353-5362 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about identifying CSA's.
Because official responsibilities and job titles vary significantly on campuses, a list of specific titles is not provided in the regulations. To determine specifically which individuals or organizations are campus security authorities for your institution, consider the function of that individual or office. Look for officials (i.e., not support staff) whose functions involve relationships with students. If someone has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, he or she is a campus security authority. Note that whether or not your institution pays an individual is not a factor in determining whether that individual can be a CSA. Be sure to keep your CSA list current so that you do not omit any individual or organization that fits the definition of a CSA.
"Campus security authority" is a Clery-specific term that encompasses four groups of individuals and organizations associated with an institution.
1. A campus police department or a campus security department of
an institution. If your institution has a campus police or security
department, those individuals are campus security authorities. A security
department can be as small as one person. (More about this in Chapter
Boston University Police
Boston University Medical Center Public Safety Department
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 institutional property). Include individuals who provide
security at a campus parking kiosk, monitor access into a campus facility,
act as event security or escort students around campus after dark.
Office of Residential Safety Staff
Library Security Staff
RSIG Event Security (Agganis Area)
Dwight Atherton (Parking Director)
Fit Rec - Monitoring Entrance
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. As
mentioned in Chapter 1, your institution must publish a number of safety-
and security-related policy statements. (These are discussed in Chapters
7 and 8.) If you direct the campus community to report criminal incidents
to anyone or any organization in addition to police or security-related
personnel, that individual or organization is a campus security authority.
Resident Assistant / Residence Life
Dean of Student Office
Student Health Services
University Service Center
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. 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.
Faculty Advisor to a Student Group
Judicial Affairs Staff
Chapter 4. Collecting Statistics: Campus Security Authorities and Law Enforcement Agencies, The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting (2011) pg.75