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 Employee is named the 2020 CofC Student Employee Supervisor of the Year
Posted on 13 November 2020 | 4:43 pm
Congratulations to OUR very own Kim Reetz for being named the 2020 Student Employee Supervisor of the Year!  This is just another feather in the many hats Kim wears for us at Public Safety!  They could not have picked a better person for this.  Congratulations! -Chief C. Searson
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Public Safety Safety Warning – SCAM Alert
Posted on 3 April 2020 | 3:26 pm
Safety Warning -SCAM ALERT-Fake Letter:     Charleston Police have reported that there is fake letter being mailed to students of the College of Charleston regarding the Coronavirus. The scam letter states it is from the City of Charleston Public Safety, and it requests students to participate in a vaccine program and that they will be paid […]
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