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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 October 24, 2016
Posted on 24 October 2016 | 8:41 am
I hope that everyone arrived safely back on campus after Hurricane Matthew. As the temperature finally starts to cool down, here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety:   Thank you again to all of our campus partners who helped make National Campus Safety Awareness Month a success. The College of Charleston […]
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National Campus Safety Awareness Month Week 4
Posted on 26 September 2016 | 1:42 pm
We are now in our fourth week of National Campus Safety Awareness Month. We have enjoyed working with our campus partners to raise awareness on a wide variety of health and safety issues. For the fourth week of Campus Safety Awareness Month, we hope that you will be able to attend the following events: September […]
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