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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 Nov 19 2015
Posted on 19 November 2015 | 1:03 pm
Good Morning Campus Community, The holiday season is just around the corner. As you prepare for Thanksgiving break, please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your personal property. Here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety:   Holiday breaks are a vulnerable time for the campus. Thieves take advantage of […]
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Traveling On Campus
Posted on 10 November 2015 | 11:32 pm
With finals just around the corner, and our hours of daylight diminishing earlier, now is an excellent time to review some vital safety information for those commuting on or near the College of Charleston campus. The College of Charleston has several resources to help students, faculty, and staff travel safely around campus.   Safety Escort System The College of […]
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