Campus Security Authorities

ACC encourages all members of the campus community to report crime. Under the Clery Act, a crime is "reported" when it is brought to the attention of ACC District Police, a campus security authority (CSA), or local law enforcement personnel by a victim, witness, other third party, or even the offender. A campus security authority has a legal responsibility to contact ACC District Police upon receipt of a report of crime or alleged crime. The campus security authority also has a responsibility to assist the victim/survivor by connecting them with Student Services or Human Resources.

Who is a Campus Security Authority? Campus Security Authority is a Clery-specific term that encompasses the groups below:

  • All ACC District Police department members
  • Any other individual who has responsibility for campus security (e.g., an individual who provides security at a campus parking kiosk, monitors access into a campus facility, and/or acts as event security).
  • An ACC official who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including but not limited to 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.


  • ACC District Police department members
  • Student Services professionals (Deans, Student Life Coordinators)
  • Faculty/Staff who supervise student employees
  • Faculty/Staff Advisors to student groups
  • Campus Managers
  • Environmental Health, Safety and Insurance department members
  • Human Resources department members

Examples of individuals who do not meet the criteria for being campus security authorities:

  • Faculty members who do not have any responsibility for student and campus activities beyond the classroom; and
  • Clerical staff

If you think you are a CSA, fill out this form. We'll verify your status as a CSA and if found to meet the criteria we'll stay in touch with you throughout the year to provide training and collect crime reports. Thanks for helping to develop a comprehensive list.