Clery compliance on American campuses: Knowledge and organization by Clery Compliance Officers

Researchers from D. Stafford & Associates (DSA), the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals (NACCOP) and Old Dominion University (ODU) conducted an original research study exploring Clery Act compliance practices at institutions of higher education.

The study was completed in collaboration with the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), as members of IACLEA served as respondents in the study.

This is the first study of its kind exploring the practices of Clery Compliance Officers with a focus on issues that could undermine an institution’s compliance efforts. The study has been published in the Security Journal, which is an international, peer reviewed scholarly journal. The publisher holds the copyright to the published article; thus, we cannot provide it directly.

There are four ways that interested persons can access the article.

  1. Check with your college/university library to see if your institution has a subscription to the Security Journal (ISSN: 0955-1662 [Print] 1743-4645 [Online]).  If your library subscribes to the Security Journal, you should be able to access the article directly through your library in whatever format(s) the library makes the journal available to students, faculty and staff.
  2. If your library does not subscribe to the print or online version of the Security Journal, request your library obtain the article via Interlibrary Loan (if your library participates in this service).  If you are unsure how to request an article through this service, contact your librarian for assistance.
  3. Use WorldCat to find libraries near you that own the item, which you can then access if you have borrowing privileges at that library.
  4. Purchase the article directly from the Security Journal website (

Here is the full citation:

Gregory, D., Giblin, J., Stafford, D.A. & DeBowes, M.M. (2016).  Clery compliance on American campuses: Knowledge and organization by Clery Compliance Officers. Security Journal, 29(4), 710-729. doi:10.1057/sj.2016.1