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

College of Charleston DPS mourns another fallen SC Police Officer
Posted on 13 January 2021 | 7:34 am
It is with heavy hearts that College of Charleston Public Safety mourns the passing of another SC law enforcement officer. At approximately 4 PM on January 12, 2021, Horry County Police Office Lance Corporal Melton “Fox” Gore was removing debris from Highway 22, when he was struck and killed by a vehicle. Lcpl. Gore was […]
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College of Charleston DPS mourns for another fallen SC Police Officer
Posted on 7 January 2021 | 2:57 pm
South Carolina law enforcement has suffered another loss of one from our ranks. Wednesday evening, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonathan David Price died in a motor vehicle collision involving his patrol vehicle, while serving in the line of duty. One other person also perished in this collision. He marks the second SC law enforcement fatality […]
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