Category Archives: General News

Charleston Police to Wear Body Cameras

Check out this article from the Cistern Yard writtten by CofC student Sam Rodriguez.   Charleston police to wear body cameras On Monday, Feb. 2, Police Chief Eddie Driggers, Jr. and South Carolina Sen. Marlon Kimpson announced that $275,000 of state funding will be going toward the acquisition of body cameras. The money was granted from the Obama […]

Bicycle and Skateboard Laws

The Department of Public Safety, in partnership with the Charleston Police Department and city officials, has been working diligently to raise awareness of bicycle and skateboard laws and ordinances. During the fall semester, the Department took many steps to help educate the public on the various ordinances and the stricter enforcement of them. As part of this educational campaign, information […]


After further review the case associated with Community Notification that was issued at 12:47 am on 12-5-14 by the College of Charleston Department of Public Safety has been updated. The Charleston Police Department has determined this incident to be an Aggravated Assault not a Sexual Assault. If there are any questions regarding this incident please contact […]


In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the “Clery Act”), 20 U.S.C. 1092 (f), the College of Charleston issues timely notices to notify the campus community of Clery Act crimes or other serious incidents that the College determines represent a serious and ongoing threat to the […]

Active Shooter Response

In light of the recent events at Florida State University, it is an opportune time to review the appropriate procedures in the event of an active shooter scenario. In addition to reviewing the information below, I also encourage you to view the Department of Homeland Security’s Run. Hide. Fight. Video. As always, if you have […]

Campus Crime Rate Decreasing

This article, written by CofC student Samantha Rodriguez, was featured in CisternYard Media, College of Charleston’s Official Independent Student Media Network. It seems as though timely warning e-mails and campus community notifications have been filling our inboxes more than ever. This leads many of us to question whether or not campus crime is on the […]

National Campus Safety Awareness Month- Week 4

We are entering our last full week of National Campus Safety Awareness Month, and this week’s theme is Fire Safety & Awareness.  While this week is not as busy as past weeks, there are still some important events being held. Campus Safety Awareness Month events being offered this week are as follows: Public Safety Town […]

What is Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct?

The following information on sexual assault and sexual misconduct was gathered by PSO Karen Noffsinger. What Constitutes Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct? Sexual Misconduct is an umbrella term used to summarize the full range of unacceptable behaviors of a sexual nature, including sexual assault/violence.  It includes sexual assault, acts of sexual violence, sexual harassment, sexual […]

Campus Safety Awareness Month- Week 3

We are entering our third week of National Campus Safety Awareness Month, and this week’s theme is Emergency Preparedness and Response.  We have a busy week ahead of us with some important programs being offered. There will be two Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) sessions this week.  The first on September 15th at the N.E. Miles […]

Road Closures

Please make note of the following road closures: From September 10, 2014 to September 30, 2014, the east lane of St. Philip Street (from Vanderhorst Street to Wentworth Street) will be closed from 9am to 3pm. On September 21, 2014 George Street (from Coming Street to St. Philip Street) will be closed from 11am to […]