The spring 2017 semester is off to a strong start. As everyone continues to settle in, here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety:
- The College kicks off homecoming week this Sunday, January 29th, through Saturday February 4th. Public Safety will be participating in several of the festivities. Keep an eye out for us at the pep rally dinner at Fresh Foods on Tuesday January 31st, and the men’s basketball game on Saturday February 4th. We will also be handing out several prizes, so be sure to follow us on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We look forward to celebrating with you!
- Public Safety will be hosting several town hall meetings for the campus community during the spring semester. This is a great opportunity to meet your Public Safety officers, ask questions, and share suggestions, comments, and concerns. Campus community members are always encouraged to actively participate in safety and security around campus. This semester, we will be offering three sessions:
Town Hall Spring 2017
Wednesday February 22nd @ 11am (students)
Thursday February 23rd @ 10am (faculty/staff)
Tuesday February 28th @ 2:30pm (students)
- The Department of Public Safety will be offering training on how to respond if you are encountered with an active shooter. This 45 minute presentation will cover: the definition of an active shooter; statistical realities behind active shooter incidents; how to identify concerning or suspicious behavior; reporting methods; main options for civilian self-defense; and what to do when law enforcement arrives on scene. This training is open to all students, faculty, and staff.
Active Shooter Spring 2017
Wednesday February 8th @ 10am Stern 409
Monday March 13th @ 3pm Stern 201
Thursday April 6th @ 11am Stern 201
- For those who use mail services on campus, please familiarize yourself with what items can and cannot be sent through the mail. For safety reasons, there are certain items that may not be shipped through the mail. To find out more information on shipping restrictions, please visit the US Postal Service’s website.
- 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:
Simply locking your door can greatly reduce your risk of being a victim of theft. If you leave your room or office, even if it is just for a moment, be sure to secure the door behind you.
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Take Care and Be Safe,
PSO Madeline M. Sloan
Crime Prevention Specialist
Department of Public Safety
Office of the President
89 St. Philip Street
Charleston, SC 29424