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

Public Safety’s Crime Prevention Update
Posted on 22 August 2019 | 10:45 am
Good Afternoon Campus Community,   With the academic year in full swing, the campus is alive once again. A warm welcome to all of our students, faculty, and staff who are new to campus, or are returning after a summer hiatus. As we kick-off the fall semester, here are a few things to pass along […]
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Public Safety Crime Prevention Update
Posted on 25 April 2019 | 12:11 pm
Good Morning Campus Community, First and foremost, congratulations to all graduating seniors. We wish you the best of luck with your future endeavors. With commencement just two weeks 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 […]
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