Campus Security Authorities

Campus Security Authority Training

Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) are College officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities, designated to report information about criminal incidents.

At Mesabi Range College College, the Department of Public Safety receives these reports.

Mesabi Range College’s CSAs include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Public Safety Officers
  • Resident Assistants, Area Directors, and the Director of Residence Life
  • Director & Assistant Director of Human Resources
  • Admissions Counselors
  • Dean of Students and Staff in the Offices of Human Resources, Student Diversity, and Student Engagement & Leadership
  • Coaches, Trainers, and the Director of Athletics & Recreation
  • Faculty Advisors and the Title IX Compliance Officer

CSAs collect necessary information and make connections to helpful resources.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires that CSAs report certain crimes to Public Safety, regardless of whether those crimes have been reported to external law-enforcement agencies.


Training and Testing for CSAs
CSAs are required by law to receive annual training and resources from the Department of Public Safety.

Each year, before Sept. 1, CSAs must review a training video and complete testing.

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How To Report A Clery Crime

CSAs are not expected to act as investigators. Their duty is only to report the basic facts: the Who, What, When, Where, and How of an alleged crime as reported by a victim or a third party (e.g., a direct witness, a friend or relative of the victim).

Certain crimes—known collectively as “Clery Act crimes”—include the following:

  • Criminal Homicide (murder, manslaughter)
  • Sexual Assault (including rape, fondling, incest, statutory rape)
  • Robbery, Burglary, Arson, Motor Vehicle Theft (aka Stolen Auto)
  • Stalking, Aggravated Assault
  • Dating Violence, Domestic Violence

CSAs must report all Clery Act crimes immediately if the victim is a Mesabi Range College student, faculty or staff member, visitor, guest, prospective student, or prospective employee who has received an Employment Application.

Regardless of how much time has passed since the incident, all Clery Crimes must be reported to the Department of Public Safety immediately.

A very critical piece of information is the location where the crime occurred:
on‑ or off‑campus, in a residence hall, in an academic building or other campus facility, etc.

CSAs who have any question about whether to report an incident should contact Jodi Pontinen, Title IX Compliance Officer at 218-749-7753 or j.pontinen@mesabirange.edu.