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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.

Latest Public Safety News

Do you recognize this suspect?
Posted on 27 February 2015 | 5:37 pm
Attached is a sketch of a suspect who groped a woman about 7:00 p.m. in the area of 149 Smith Street on Saturday, February 21, 2015. Although there appears to be a similar incident that occurred on February 25, 2015 where a man exposed himself to a woman in the area of 80 Pitt Street, […]
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Crime Prevention Update Feb 19 2015
Posted on 24 February 2015 | 8:24 am
I hope everyone is keeping warm today! Here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety: As a follow up from last semester’s sessions, Public Safety will be hosting several town hall meetings for the campus community. This is a great opportunity to meet your Public Safety officers, ask questions, and share suggestions, […]
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