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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 April 20, 2017
Posted on 20 April 2017 | 8:18 am
With finals just around the corner, here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety: The Department of Public Safety and Fire and EMS is always looking for ways to better serve the campus community. Please take a few moments to complete a survey concerning Public Safety’s involvement on campus. The link will […]
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Parking Information for Move-Out from Residence Halls
Posted on 19 April 2017 | 2:24 pm
Parking Information for Move-Out from Residence Halls  The College of Charleston’s offices of Residence Life, Public Safety, New Student Programs, and Parking Services have partnered together so that we can provide convenient parking for the families of students moving out of residence halls for the summer. Be advised that any street parking other than metered […]
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Crime Prevention Update April 6, 2017
Posted on 6 April 2017 | 9:22 am
With the spring semester quickly moving along, here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety: This week, the Safe Campus Outreach, Prevention & Education Peer Team (S.C.O.P.E.) launched the Red Flag Campaign. The Red Flag Campaign addresses interpersonal violence (e.g., dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking). The purpose of the campaign is […]
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Crime Prevention Update March 23, 2017
Posted on 23 March 2017 | 8:27 am
It is hard to believe how quickly the spring semester is passing by. With April right around the corner, here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety: The annual Cooper River Bridge Run will take place on April 1, 2017. With this event just around the corner, please take a moment to […]
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