Public Safety Crime Prevention Update Oct 22 2015

By | October 22, 2015

Good Afternoon Campus Community,

I hope that everyone had an enjoyable fall break. As the temperature finally starts to cool down, here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety:


  • The Department of Public Safety will be conducting our annual Campus Safety Walk on November 5, 2015 at 6:00pm. We will meet in the lobby of Stern Center. This is an opportunity for members of the College of Charleston community to discuss safety and security concerns. During the event, attendees will walk the campus with a Public Safety Officer and point out any evident concerns. Pizza and beverages will be provided.


  • Police have arrested a suspect for a purse snatching and three armed robberies that occurred between August 24, 2015 and October 7, 2015 in downtown Charleston. You may recognize these incidents from the Timely Warnings that were sent out on September 26, 2015 and September 27, 2015. For more information, please contact Charles Francis with the Charleston Police Department at


  • Attention all bicyclists! Public Safety needs your help. Bicycle larcenies continue to be one of the top crimes on the College of Charleston campus. This semester, our officers are noticing more and more bicycles that are not properly locked, or not locked at all. As a reminder, it is important that your bicycle is locked to a designated bicycle rack at all times, even if you are just stepping away for a moment. For more information on how to properly secure your bicycle, stop by Public Safety, or visit this webpage.


  • Thank you to those of you who provided feedback regarding the placement of bicycle racks around campus. We have been working closely with the Office of Sustainability to address each and every one of your concerns. All further inquiries may be directed to Chief Reese at



  • Our last RAD class of the fall semester is approaching quickly. Please take note of the dates and times below. We still have room in this class for any students, faculty, or staff interested in participating. To sign up, or if you would like more information, please visit our website or email

Saturday Class

10/24/15 10am-4pm

11/07/15 10am-4pm

  • The Department of Public Safety, Fire and EMS, and Emergency Management has teamed up to offer training for the various departments on campus. In this training, we will review emergency response procedures in potential situations such as active shooters, bomb threats, gas leaks, and fire alarms. Those who have attended this training found it to be extremely informative and helpful. In addition to reviewing emergency response procedures, we will also be available to answer any specific questions or areas of concern your team may have. We can attend a staff meeting, or make arrangements to come at another time that works best for your department. Please let me know if this is something you are interested in, or if you have any questions.
  • 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:


If you plan on partaking in Halloween festivities, remember that no one over 16 may wear a mask in public, and even that is only allowed for actual Trick-or-Treat activities. If attending a late night event or costume party, people must wait until they arrive to put on any masks. Please visit our website for more local ordinances, and for Halloween safety tips.


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



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