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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

Fireworks Ordinances and Safety Tips
Posted on 4 July 2016 | 2:28 pm
Happy Fourth of July! The Department of Public Safety would like to remind everyone to celebrate the holiday safely and responsibly.  If you are planning on observing Independence Day with fireworks, please take a moment to review the City of Charleston Ordinances and safety tips below. City of Charleston Ordinances Sec. 13-191. – Possession, sale, discharge; sparklers excepted […]
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Crime Prevention Update June 30, 2016
Posted on 30 June 2016 | 5:54 pm
I hope everyone has a happy and safe Fourth of July. Safe travels to everyone planning a trip for the holiday weekend. Here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety: The College of Charleston has several resources for the anonymous reporting of criminal activity, serious policy violations, and concerning behavior. You can […]
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