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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

Phone Scam Alert for CofC Students
Posted on 2 October 2015 | 5:45 pm
In recent weeks, there has been a phone scam affecting our CofC students. We have received several reports from our students about receiving disturbing phone calls. The caller generally claims to be a law enforcement official and states that there is a warrant out for the students arrest. During the phone call, the caller attempts to […]
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Crime Prevention Update Sep 24 2015
Posted on 24 September 2015 | 12:51 pm
Good Morning, September has been a busy month for all of us. We have enjoyed seeing all of you at our various events throughout National Campus Safety Awareness Month.  As we continue into the fall semester, here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety: Attention all bicyclists! Public Safety needs your help. […]
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