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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.

Latest Public Safety News

Crime Prevention Update Jan 22 2015
Posted on 26 January 2015 | 10:37 am
It is great to see you all on campus, and I hope everyone has transitioned smoothly into the new semester. With the weather warming up outside, here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety: The Department of Public Safety has been working with the Division of Marketing and Communications on producing a […]
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Crime Prevention Update Jan 08
Posted on 8 January 2015 | 7:59 am
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: As a reminder, Public Safety Officers are now issuing citations to bicyclists and skateboarders violating the City of Charleston’s bicycle and skateboard regulations. This includes: riding […]
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