Security Reporting

When officers respond to an incident and/or policy violation they create an incident report. Certain types of incident reports are the basis for Clery crime statistic reporting and the public crime and fire logs.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (The Clery Act) requires the distribution of an annual security and fire safety report to all current faculty, staff, and students, and notice of its availability to students, faculty, staff, and prospective students and employees.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus in certain off-campus buildings, property owned or controlled by Bowdoin College, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This report includes all crimes reported to the Office of Safety and Security or to a campus security authority regardless of the ultimate disposition of the reported crime. The report also includes institutional policies such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and fires in campus residential buildings. If you would like a printed copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, please call (207) 725-3458.

Timely Warnings in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), the Office of Safety and Security will issue a timely warning notices to the College community if there is a serious or continuing threat that occurs within our clery geography. Having knowledge of such crimes will assist community members in making informed decisions about their personal safety and help prevent similar crimes from occurring. The timely warning will be posted on the College’s website for all to view and emailed to our students and employees with the contact information they provided within our campus information system.

Emergency/Safety Alerts are issued in the event that a criminal or hazardous activity to alert community members of potentially dangerous situations, the Office of Safety and Security prepares and distributes these alerts. Emergency messages are sent simultaneously via voice mail, email, and/or text messaging to all to the information provided by students and employees within our campus information system. Updates regarding the situation will be provided through the same messaging system.