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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, how to avoid becoming the victim of a crime, and understand your role and responsibilities as a member of the College of Charleston community.

Latest Public Safety News

Campus Crime Rate Decreasing
Posted on 22 September 2014 | 5:25 pm
This article, written by CofC student Samantha Rodriguez, was featured in CisternYard Media, College of Charleston’s Official Independent Student Media Network. It seems as though timely warning e-mails and campus community notifications have been filling our inboxes more than ever. This leads many of us to question whether or not campus crime is on the […]
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National Campus Safety Awareness Month- Week 4
Posted on 22 September 2014 | 9:46 am
We are entering our last full week of National Campus Safety Awareness Month, and this week’s theme is Fire Safety & Awareness.  While this week is not as busy as past weeks, there are still some important events being held. Campus Safety Awareness Month events being offered this week are as follows: Public Safety Town […]
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