Resources for Campus Security Authorities

The University is required to report statistics and other information about certain criminal offenses reported to any of the following individuals, who may qualify as “Campus Security Authorities” under the Clery Act.

  • Members of a campus police /security department
  • Individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus police/security department (e.g., an individual responsible for monitoring the entrance to a facility)
  • Any individual specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy as an individual to whom students and employees should report criminal offenses
  • 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 duty to take action or respond to a particular issue on behalf of the institution (e.g., deans, directors, student activities office, coaches, club advisors, OCS, Rectors, etc.)

Pastoral and professional counselors, while functioning in that capacity, are exempt from reporting obligations under the Clery Act, and are not required to report crimes of which they learn while acting in their capacity as confidential resources.

The University provides training to help its Campus Security Authorities and other employees fulfill the University’s obligations under the Clery Act. The training video below explains both how the Clery Act came about and the obligations of Campus Security Authorities and other University officials under the law.


The Clery Act requires that the following crimes and arrests be reported to the University when they occur at any of the “Reportable Locations” listed further below.

  • Criminal homicide
  • Manslaughter by Negligence
  • Sex offenses
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Domestic / Dating violence
  • Stalking
  • Burglary
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Arson
  • Hate crimes
  • Arrests or referrals for weapons possession, drug violations, or liquor law violations


  • On Campus
  • University owned or controlled property
  • Public property within or adjacent to University property

If you are unsure whether or not a particular crime is reportable, please contact NDPD as soon as possible and report it anyway. This will enable the University to take appropriate measures (if needed) to notify and/or protect the members of the Notre Dame community.


  • If an emergency, contact NDPD dispatch at 911 or (574) 631-5555
  • If there is not an emergency but you would still like to report an incident, click on the appropriate link below.

Sexual Assaults: sexual_assault_form.pdf
Most Crimes: crime_statistic_form.pdf

After filling out the form you can email it to Captain Dan Kavanaugh or drop the completed form off to NDPD at Hammes Mowbray Hall, attention Capt. Kavanaugh.