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National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and ProfessionalsNational Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals


Register for the NACCOP Conference Today! Register for the NACCOP Conference Today!

Our Mission

NACCOP provides a professional association for Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals to collaborate with each other, share resources and best practices, and participate in professional development opportunities to support colleges and universities in their efforts to comply with the Clery Act.

Membership Benefits

Access to tools and resources for managing institutional compliance with the Clery Act/VAWA/HEOA.

Connect and collaborate with other members through NACCOPConnect.

Discounted member-rate to NACCOP events (conference, webinars & training classes).

A copy of the annual Journal of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals.

Conference Call for Proposals

All program proposals must be submitted by 11:59 EST on Friday, September 13, 2024. Program proposal decisions will be communicated by Monday, October 7, 2024. Lead presenters will need to confirm their intent to present along with the names, position titles, and institutional affiliations of any co-presenters by no later than Monday, October 14, 2024. Presenters will be expected to provide any handouts for the conference book no later than Monday, June 16, 2025.

CCO Certification Program




Press Release - CCO Certification Program


NACCOP offers a Clery Compliance Officer Certification Program (CCO Certification Program) for eligible employees of colleges and universities who want to benefit from NACCOP’s unmatched practical expertise in leading and managing Clery Act compliance activities.

The CCO Certification Program will provide participants with the opportunity to immerse themselves in a comprehensive professional development program that leads to a professional credential from the only association serving the needs of Clery compliance officers and professionals.

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Administrative Capability Institute

Clery Act Questions

Based on the staffing level of NACCOP, unfortunately we cannot respond to all Clery Act specific questions. We will endeavor to answer general questions from NACCOP members, those questions should be directed to your NACCOP Team at Additionally, we cannot answer classification/case specific inquires so please do not send incident reports/case summaries. We refer institutions directly to the Department of Education’s Help Desk with questions related to incident reports/case summaries, which can be reached by emailing Institution-specific Help Desk guidance has proven to be of benefit to campuses undergoing a Department of Education Program Review when ED officials call into question compliance practices.

Affiliated Organization

The National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals (NACCOP) has joined forces with AEGIS, LLC to create a new company, NACCOP-AEGIS, LLC. Our expert team has developed CleryEdge which provides cutting-edge, creative, and affordable solutions in one software system and was custom designed to help higher education institutions of all types lower campus risk and improve Clery Act compliance. CleryEdge was developed by software experts and is powered by the subject-matter expertise of NACCOP and D. Stafford & Associates. CleryEdge will undoubtedly bolster your institution’s administrative capability and help multiply your time in managing your Clery Compliance tasks. Learn more at

Corporate Sponsors

D. Stafford & Associates is a professional consulting firm specializing in campus safety, campus security, and law enforcement issues on college campuses and universities, including specialization in Clery Act compliance issues. Dolores Stafford, the President and CEO has been providing campus safety consulting services since 1997. As an active practitioner for more than 26 years, Stafford is prepared to assist client institutions in assessing the security, safety and federal compliance on their college campuses. Read More »