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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 March 23, 2017
Posted on 23 March 2017 | 8:27 am
It is hard to believe how quickly the spring semester is passing by. With April right around the corner, here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety: The annual Cooper River Bridge Run will take place on April 1, 2017. With this event just around the corner, please take a moment to […]
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Crime Prevention Update March 9, 2017
Posted on 9 March 2017 | 10:34 am
I hope everyone is enjoying their spring break. As we await the return of our students, here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety: There has been an increase of bicycle thefts on campus. Many of the bicycles targeted were secured using a cable lock, or not locked at all. Invest in […]
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Crime Prevention Update February 23, 2017
Posted on 23 February 2017 | 8:59 am
It is hard to believe how quickly the spring semester is passing by. With March right around the corner, here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety: There has been an increase of bicycle thefts on campus. Many of the bicycles targeted were secured using a cable lock, or not locked at […]
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Crime Prevention Update February 9, 2017
Posted on 9 February 2017 | 9:38 am
I hope everyone had a happy and safe Homecoming. We enjoyed seeing students, faculty, and staff at the various events throughout the week. Here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety:   You may have noticed signs around campus highlighting Public Safety’s “See Something, Say Something” initiative. This is a national campaign […]
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