Timely Warning

Middlebury College Campus, Middlebury, VT & Bread Loaf Campus, Ripton, VT

 The Department of Public Safety will issue timely warnings regarding crimes that threaten the community’s safety.  Public Safety won’t distribute warnings that could jeopardize criminal investigations.  The circumstances of the crime will determine how much and what information Public Safety distributes.

 Criminal incidents that might illicit a timely warning:  aggravated assault, arson, burglary, negligent manslaughter, motor vehicle theft, murder/non-negligent manslaughter, robbery, sexual offense, stalking and any crime in which the victim was chosen on the basis of real or perceived race, gender, gender identity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or national origin.  

 The following criteria will determine whether timely warnings will be issued:

  • The nature of the crime
  • The continuing danger to the campus community
  • The possible risk of compromising law-enforcement efforts

 The Public Safety director (or her designee) are responsible for issuing timely notices.

The warning will come via email. Middlebury College may also issue warnings to the campus community when other situations pose safety concerns (see this handbook’s Emergency Response and Evacuation section).

Daily Crime and Fire Log

The daily crime log and the fire-log information can be found on the Public Safety web page or at the Public Safety Office, which is located at 125 South Main Street, Middlebury, VT.

Middlebury at Mills College, Oakland, CA 


Mills College must provide timely warnings and a separate, more extensive public crime log. The timely warning comes when the institution appointees consider an incident to pose an ongoing threat to the campus community, while the public log records all incidents reported to the campus police or security department. Public Safety will issue timely notices to the Language Schools for all criminal activities on or about campus that pose ongoing threats. Any of the summer community who know of crimes or other serious incidents should report the incident as soon as possible to Public Safety so that, if warranted, an alert can be issued. The nature of the incident determines how the campus alerts will be communicated, but they’ll come from at least one of the following: Campus Notice emails; campus switchboard; Public Safety Patrol, or the Emergency Alert Notification service.


Daily Crime Log

Public Safety maintains a daily crime log that records, by the date incidents are reported, all crimes and other serious incidents that occur on campus, in a non-campus building or property, on public property, or within Public Safety’s jurisdiction. The daily crime log is available for public inspection at CPM 113, Mills College, Oakland, CA.  It includes the nature, date, time, and general location of each crime reported, as well as the disposition of the complaint, if this information is known.

Campus Security Authority (CSA)

Middlebury College Campus and Bread Loaf

Campus Security Authority is someone with significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, athletics, and campus judicial proceedings. A CSA is someone to whom you can report crime.  

Middlebury has designated the following as a Campus Security Authorities (CSA): Public Safety staff, dean of the College, dean of students, Commons heads, Commons deans, Commons coordinators—CRAs, CAs, or RAs—other deans or staff who oversee residential life or student activities (housing, club sports, student groups), the director of Athletics, coaches, faculty advisors to student groups, or other advisors to student groups. 

For Language Schools, the CSA’s are directors and assistant directors of each Language School, the assistant dean and vice president of the Language Schools’ Schools Abroad and graduate programs.

For the Bread Loaf School of English in Ripton, VT, the CSA’s are the director and the associate director of Bread Loaf School of English.

You report a crime when you bring it to the attention of a CSA, and that report should be made in good faith. The CSA must report the crime to Public Safety by filling out the Campus Security Authority crime-report form.  The CSA report form is located on the College’s webpage: http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/health/publicsafety/csa/node/439436#CSA

What Crimes have to be reported?

  •   Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter
  •   Negligent Manslaughter
  •   Sex Offense Forcible
  •   Sex Offense Non Forcible
  •   Robbery
  •   Aggravated Assault
  •   Burglary
  •   Motor Vehicle Theft
  •   Arson
  •   Liquor Law Violation
  •   Drug Law Violation
  •   Weapon Law Violation
  •   Hate Crimes: any of the serious crimes above and larceny,   vandalism, intimidation (threats of injury or violence), or simple   bias-motivated assault.

Definitions   of these crimes can be found in the Handbook for Campus Safety and Security   Reporting or in this handbook’s statistics section.

Middlebury at Mills College

For the Language Schools located at the Middlebury at Mills College, the CSA’s are the director of the Language Schools, and Public Safety staff at Mills College.