Arizona State University Campus Security Authority training

Arizona State University Campus Security Authority training

October 10, 2019 2 By Stanley Isaacs


Hello. My name is Cassie Fierro, and I am the Clery Act compliance coordinator
with Arizona State University First, I’d like to acknowledge your important
role as a Campus Security Authority and thank you in advance
for reporting information concerning crimes that happen on and
near our campus. By doing so, you are helping keep our
Sun Devil campus communities safe. This presentation lasts a little over 5 minutes. By the end of the presentation, you should understand your responsibilities as a
Campus Security Authority under the Clery Act. and how to file a Campus Security Authority
Clery incident reporting form The Clery Act is named after Janine
Clery, who was a student at Lehigh University. In April 1986, she was raped
and murdered while asleep in her dorm room. In the three years prior to Jeanine Clery’s
murder, there had been 38 violent crimes on Lehigh’s campus, but that
information was not known within the community. The Clery Act was passed to provide
the campus community with prompt and accurate crime information, which
allows members to keep themselves safe. Under the Clery Act, ASU is required to
gather and publish crime data, and to issue timely warnings when there is an
ongoing threat to the safety of the campus community, and to ensure students
and others are aware of potential dangers on campus. You are a Campus Security Authority,
because of the function you have in your position at ASU. The Clery Act defines a
Campus Security Authority as someone who has significant responsibility for
student, campus safety, and activities. Because of your role at ASU, you have
been identified as meeting the Campus Security Authority definition and you
cannot decline to be a CSA. Although we would like all reports of crime to be
made to law enforcement, many crimes especially sexual assaults, are not
reported to the police. This is because students may feel more comfortable, or have a rapport with others within the university. Such as a residential assistant,
student organization, faculty advisor, or a coach. Positions such as these are considered
Campus Safety Authorities and have a responsibility to
report Clery Act crimes. As a Campus Security Authority, you are
required to promptly report Clery Act crimes to the Clery Act
compliance coordinator. Prompt reporting allows for the
incident to be evaluated to determine whether there exists a
serious or ongoing threat to the campus community,
so that a timely warning can be issued. Prompt reporting also assists
with the collection of crime statistics the Clery Act mandates be included in
the university’s annual security and fire safety report. The reporting process
is completely electronic and I’ve provided a screen shot of the Campus
Security Authority Clerly Incident Reporting form and the website link. Your responsibility to report Clery Act incidents to the Clery Act compliance
coordinator is in addition to any other reporting process outlined by your
department, with the exception of the police department. Clery Act crimes do not include all
incident types and are categorized as criminal offenses,
VAWA, or the violence against women’s act, offenses and hate crimes. Criminal offenses include aggravated assault, arson, burglary, manslaughter by
negligence, motor vehicle theft, murder non-negligent manslaughter, robbery and
sexual offenses, which include rape fondling, incest, and statutory rape. The VAWA offenses include dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and
harassment. Hate crimes are reportable and include the
aforementioned criminal offenses, as well as, destruction, damage or vandalism of
property, intimidation, larceny or theft and simple assault. Reporting of Clery Act
incidents only applies if the incident occurred within
ASU’s Clery Act geography. The three Clery geography categories include on-campus with a
subset of on-campus student housing, non-campus, and public property immediately
adjacent to campus. Non-campus property includes any
property, which is owned or controlled by ASU or by a recognized student
organization. As a CSA, your responsibilities
may extend off-campus to include non-campus locations used for the lodging of students during
institutionally sponsored short-stay away trips including those
through study abroad. Crimes occurring at these locations during the trip, must be
reported to the Clery Act compliance coordinator On-campus property includes
campus grounds and parking lots within campus boundaries, and includes on-campus
student housing facilities. Public property is defined as public property
which is immediately adjacent to the campus and includes public roadways and
sidewalks which border our campus. The reporting of crimes is not only for
inclusion in the annual statistics, it is also so an assessment of the incident
can be completed to determine if the campus community is at risk. The Clery Act compliance coordinator
will use the information provided in the campus
security authority Clery Incident Reporting form to determine if the
incident is considered by the institution to represent a serious or
continuing threat to students and employees. The determination is made on a
case-by-case basis in light of the facts surrounding the crime, the nature of the
crime and the continuing danger to the campus community. If an incident poses a continuing danger
to the campus community, a crime alert will be issued. As a Campus Security Authority, you play a critical role in helping protect the
campus community. If you receive a report of a crime and are unsure if it meets Clery reporting requirements, report it. No harm is done in reporting the incident and
further promotes our campus safety initiatives. So with respect to your CSA Clery reporting responsibilities, remember, if in doubt,
fill it out. This concludes the
Campus Security Authority training. If you have questions about the Clery Act, or your
responsibilities as a Campus Security Authority, please contact Cassie Fierro,
the ASU Clery Act compliance coordinator. Thank you once
again for partnering with us to help keep our campus community safe and informed.