All criminal offenses and suspicious incidents occurring on the College of Charleston campus are sent to our Investigation 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 Campus Police Records Unit serves as archivist for all incident reports filed within the jurisdiction of Campus Police. A request for an incident/accident report should be made to the Records Coordinator located at Campus Police Headquarters (89 St. Philip St.). Requests may be submitted from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Generally, processing of reports, once a request has been submitted, takes approximately three business days.
In accordance with Federal law, a daily log, which is a listing of all crimes reported to Campus Police, is available for public viewing. An update of the log is completed within two business days of the filing of an initial report except:
- where disclosure of such information is prohibited by law
- such disclosure would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim
- release of such information would jeopardize any component of an ongoing criminal investigation
In order to provide adequate parking for those who have paid for an assignment, it is necessary to enforce parking and traffic policies set forth in the College of Charleston Parking Guide which is available at our Auxiliary Services office or can be found on our College of Charleston web page College of Charleston parking and traffic regulations are issued supplemental to all applicable state laws and city ordinances. Authority to regulate parking is granted under South Carolina Revised Statute 56-21-10.
(The Department of Public Safety is not responsible for parking, but public safety officers do have the authority to enforce parking and traffic policies.) For questions regarding parking rules, regulations and availability contact the Parking Services Office 843.953.7834.
Thirty-eight professionally trained men and women are assigned to provide police services at the College of Charleston. Campus Police officers are required to successfully complete a 12 week training program at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. The training program courses include: criminal investigation, sex crimes, drug enforcement and juvenile justice. Upon graduation, the officer is a certified police officer with full power of arrest.
In-service training in law enforcement and related subjects is continuous throughout the career of the officer. Our Campus Police Training Unit is responsible for maintaining state mandated and departmental in-service training for sworn officers and support personnel. The Training Unit, staffed with South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy trained instructors, conducts extensive training in such areas as firearms, bike patrol, legals, defensive tactics, victims' rights, sensitivity in working with victims and emergency response policies and procedures.
Campus Police (Administrative Services), located at 81B St. Philip Street, is responsible for the following services: bicycle registration, request for building access and duplicate key check out/in. For more information email Ellen Cole or call 843.953.4980.
Read about the new bicycle policy effective March 25, 2012.
The old policy - no longer enforced is below:
As mandated by City of Charleston Ordinance 19-101, all bicycles must be registered through the City of Charleston Police Department, Records Desk, at 180 Lockwood Boulevard. The fee for registration is $1.00.
As a convenience to our campus community, registration of bicycles is available at our Campus Police Headquarters. The information necessary to register a bicycle - make, model and serial number, - will be kept on file. A lost or stolen bicycle should be reported immediately. The recovery/return of a lost or stolen bicycle is more likely if the bicycle has been registered.
Bicycles that are secured improperly or left unsecured will be confiscated and taken to Public Safety Headquarters. Please take the time to register your bicycle. A bit of prevention may save you a lot of headache.
Losing your computer means more than just the loss of its use and the cost to replace it-it means lost schoolwork, personal information, photos and music, some of which is irreplaceable. Preventing theft is your best bet, and insurance companies are now requiring more proof that sufficient safeguards were in place if a computer is stolen. Register your computer with Public Safety to ensure that all the proper information is on file in case you have to file a police report. Keep your computer out of easy view, in a lockable area, and consider using a locking plate or tie to secure it to a desk, wall, or the floor. To protect yourself if your computer is stolen, back up all of your important files regularly and store them in a safe place. Keep your purchase receipts for insurance claims and to prove ownership.
Computer Registrations are now available online! Follow the link below to register your computer with Public Safety and have copy emailed to you. You will also receive a registration tag in the mail to place on your computer.