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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 July 28, 2016
Posted on 28 July 2016 | 3:07 pm
With August just around the corner, the campus has been bustling as we all prepare for the return of our students. As July comes to a close, here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety: Mopeds are being stolen at an alarming pace in the low-country. Please take appropriate measures to protect […]
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Moped Theft Prevention
Posted on 27 July 2016 | 2:45 pm
The following information on preventing moped theft was recently released from the Charleston Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit: Mopeds are being stolen at an alarming pace in the low-country. Here are some tips to prevent you from becoming the next victim.     Hide or disguise it. The less your moped/scooter is seen, the less […]
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