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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

September 2015- National Campus Safety Awareness Month
Posted on 31 August 2015 | 5:18 pm
  The Department of Public Safety, in partnership with Residence Life, Student Life, Counseling and Substance Abuse, Victim Services, Emergency Management, Community Relations, Health Services, and the Office of the Dean of Students, is proud to sponsor National Campus Safety Awareness Month throughout the month of September.  This month long campaign is intended to raise […]
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National Night Out
Posted on 2 August 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Dear Campus Community, On behalf of the Department of Public Safety, I am inviting you to join us this Tuesday, August 4, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm for National Night Out at Joe Riley stadium. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and makes communities safer, better places […]
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