Crime Prevention Update April 20, 2017

By | April 20, 2017

With finals just around the corner, here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety:

  • The Department of Public Safety and Fire and EMS is always looking for ways to better serve the campus community. Please take a few moments to complete a survey concerning Public Safety’s involvement on campus. The link will close on Friday, April 21, 2017 at midnight. We welcome your responses and any comments you may have.


  • Finals week is a high stress time for all college students. Counseling and Substance Abuse Services is a free on-campus resource available to students experiencing issues such as stress and anxiety.       CASAS also offers support through the Cougar Counseling Team, which is available Monday-Thursday, from 4pm – 9pm through the school year, and no appointment is needed. If you are concerned about the well-being of a student, you may submit an anonymous FAST report. These forms may be submitted by faculty, staff, and students.


  • The end of the semester is rapidly approaching. Please help us to help you avoid becoming a victim of crime.  If you have a bicycle parked on campus, please remove it no later than May 15, 2017. All bicycles remaining after this date are subject to being removed by Public Safety. No bicycles should be left on campus during the summer break unless you are taking Summer classes. Please note all bikes secured on campus must be registered. Bikes may be registered at Public Safety at any time, free of charge. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at (843)953-4980.


  • Many students will be moving out of their residence halls in the upcoming weeks. As a friendly reminder, no vehicles may be parked or left unattended on the street for any length of time. Parking vouchers will be available at Parking Services (during business hours) and Public Safety (after hours) beginning Thursday, April 27, 2017. The pass allows for 2 hours of parking at PG Garage, GG Garage, or WG Garage. More information on move-out can be found here.


  • As the semester is winding down, many students and faculty members will be staying on campus later than usual. As a reminder, the Department of Public Safety is available 24/7 to provide safety escorts to all students, faculty, and staff. The Cougar Shuttle (888.960.2227) is available to students for off-campus transportation on the downtown peninsula seven nights a week from 11:00 P.M. – 3:00 A.M., during the fall and spring semesters.


  • 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:

Carry your backpack or purse close to your body and keep it closed. If you are just carrying a wallet, put it inside your coat or front pants pocket, not in your back pocket or backpack.


As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Take Care and Be Safe,


PSO Madeline M. Sloan

Department of Public Safety

Crime Prevention Specialist

Office of the President

89 St. Philip Street

Charleston, SC 29424





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