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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 May 18, 2017
Posted on 18 May 2017 | 1:21 pm
With the campus quieting down, here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety: Earlier this month, the Department of Public Safety released a Timely Warning in reference to a motor vehicle theft that occurred on campus. Although there is no way to eliminate crime, there are several risk reduction strategies you may […]
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Crime Prevention Update May 4, 2017
Posted on 4 May 2017 | 9:11 am
First and foremost, congratulations to all graduating seniors. We wish you the best of luck with your future endeavors. With commencement just a few days away, here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety: For those who will be attending or participating in Spring Commencement, the Department of Public Safety would like […]
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