Crime Prevention Update Oct 17 2014

By | October 20, 2014

We are half way through the month of October and before you know it winter break will be here. I hope the semester is flying by smoothly for everyone. With the fall break quickly approaching, here are a few things to keep in mind from Public Safety:

  • We have been taking many steps to improve the overall safety of our campus and enhance our crime prevention program. We greatly appreciate the feedback from our bi-weekly emails! Now you have an opportunity to be more involved and interact with Public Safety to make our campus safer. The Department of Public Safety will be conducting our annual Campus Safety Walk on November 5, 2014 at 6:30pm. We will meet in the lobby of Stern Center. This is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to take back the campus by walking along with Public Safety officers to acknowledge any safety hazards or concerns. We highly encourage you to come out, participate, and enjoy free food with Public Safety.
  • As you all know the Department of Public Safety has teamed up with Safe Zone to increase awareness and understanding of issues faced by the LGBTQQAAI community. We have made a dedication to the principle of service and inclusion of the LGBTQQAAI community in residence halls, classes, student groups and the community at large. As a part of this initiative, we encourage those of you who are interested to participate in Safe Zone training. This training is designed for individuals on the College of Charleston campus who are interested in learning more about Safe Zone and the opportunity to become an Ally to the LGBTQQAAI communities on campus. For more information you go to the Safe Zone webpage.
  • We have had a great turn out this year for our Rape Aggression Defense program, including faculty and staff participation. We are offering one more for the semester and encourage female faculty and staff to participate, especially if you stay late on campus. The dates for the next class will be Saturday November 8th and 22nd from 2pm to 8pm. For more information you can email
  • If you see any suspicious or unusual activity, please notify law enforcement immediately.
    • Non-emergency (843) 953-5609
    • Emergency (843) 953-5611
    • Report crime anonymously go to Silent Witness
    • Be social with us! If you have not already, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for departmental news, upcoming events, and other important information.  If you are having trouble accessing our pages, please make sure you are signed into your social media account.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Protection of your personal belongings is extremely important. Lock valuable items up when not in use and keep records about your valuables. Photographs, receipts, serial numbers, and good descriptions of your valuables can be crucial in locating them if they are stolen. Public Safety can assist in marking your belongings discretely.


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