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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 February 9, 2017
Posted on 9 February 2017 | 9:38 am
I hope everyone had a happy and safe Homecoming. We enjoyed seeing students, faculty, and staff at the various events throughout the week. Here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety:   You may have noticed signs around campus highlighting Public Safety’s “See Something, Say Something” initiative. This is a national campaign […]
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Crime Prevention Update Jan 26, 2017
Posted on 26 January 2017 | 7:29 am
The spring 2017 semester is off to a strong start. As everyone continues to settle in, here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety: The College kicks off homecoming week this Sunday, January 29th, through Saturday February 4th.  Public Safety will be participating in several of the festivities. Keep an eye out […]
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Crime Prevention Update Jan 12, 2017
Posted on 12 January 2017 | 7:58 am
Good Morning Campus Community, Welcome back! I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday.  As we kick off the spring semester, here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety: A warm welcome to all new students, faculty, and staff who are joining us for the Spring 2016 semester. If you have […]
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Crime Prevention Update Dec 15, 2016
Posted on 15 December 2016 | 12:11 pm
  Congratulations to all on another successful semester. On behalf of the Department of Public Safety, I hope you and your family have a happy and safe holiday season. As we prepare for winter break, here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety:   Holiday breaks are a vulnerable time for the […]
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