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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

Crime Prevention Update Sep 18
Posted on 18 September 2014 | 9:55 am
First and foremost, thank you to everyone who has contributed to making National Campus Safety Awareness Month a success.  We look forward to your continued participation throughout the remainder of the month. Here are a few things to pass along from the Department: In response to a suggestion from one of our faculty members, we […]
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What is Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct?
Posted on 14 September 2014 | 9:52 pm
The following information on sexual assault and sexual misconduct was gathered by PSO Karen Noffsinger. What Constitutes Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct? Sexual Misconduct is an umbrella term used to summarize the full range of unacceptable behaviors of a sexual nature, including sexual assault/violence.  It includes sexual assault, acts of sexual violence, sexual harassment, sexual […]
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