The College of Charleston campus and surrounding areas are patrolled twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week by certified Campus Police officers. Patrol officer assignments are divided into two twelve-hour shifts, each shift supervised by a sergeant. Patrol is conducted on foot, on bicycles and in vehicles. The high visibility and mobility of these officers is an integral part of our community policing efforts. Officers are available to take information, file incident reports, conduct preliminary investigations, assist with automobile lockouts and jump starts, secure and unlock buildings, provide security at sports and social functions, provide security escorts and assist local law enforcement jurisdictions.
State security officers are trained to staff the residence halls, the computer center and the gym. These officers provide internal security and liaison support for our patrol officers.
All criminal offenses and suspicious incidents occurring on the College of Charleston campus are sent to our Investigations Unit. Investigators within this unit identify, collect and preserve physical evidence, prepare warrants, work in concert with other law enforcement agencies, prepare for and attend grand jury presentations, apprehend/arrest perpetrators and maintain ongoing case files until disposition has occurred. A senior investigator serves as Unit Supervisor.
For more information email Captain Reese or call 843.953.2468
The Communications Center is staffed by National Crime Information Center certified telecommunicators. An 800mhz Campus Police Communications System allows continuous contact with all officers as well as all local law enforcement agencies. A computer aided dispatch system allows our telecommunicators to track the location of all officers on patrol, immediately assign case numbers and input initial time/location information essential for initiating and processing incident reports. Our Communications Center operates 24-hours per day, 365 days per year. It is staffed with five communications specialists who are supervised by a communications coordinator.