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Department of Public Safety

The College’s nationally accredited Department of Public Safety is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Our public safety personnel provide crime prevention, event management and police services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

It is important to remember at all times that the College of Charleston is located in an urban setting, and that the campus blends seamlessly with the city neighborhoods around it. While reported crime at the College is low, we must all take responsibility for our own personal safety by practicing good crime-prevention habits.

The information on our website will help you learn what to do in an emergency, show you how to avoid becoming the victim of a crime, and help you to understand your role and responsibilities as a member of the College of Charleston community.

DISCLAIMER: Individuals must use their own best judgment and discretion in the event of an actual emergency. Any and all information provided by the College addresses current general practices for basic categories of events only. No representations or warranties of any kind are made regarding the reliability or suitability of any information provided herein, for any specific event or occurrence.  

Latest Public Safety News

Crime Prevention Update Dec 01 2016
Posted on 1 December 2016 | 6:49 pm
The fall semester is quickly coming to an end. With finals just around the corner, here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety: In light of recent events around the country, Public Safety encourages campus community members to take advantage of our active shooter training. This 45 minute course covers the following: […]
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Crime Prevention Update Nov 17, 2016
Posted on 17 November 2016 | 8:40 am
The holiday season is just around the corner. As you prepare for Thanksgiving break, please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your personal property. Here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety:   Thank you to all who attended our Campus Safety Walk last night. We received valuable input from […]
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