Public Safety Crime Prevention Update

By | September 20, 2018
Good Morning Campus Community,
As everyone returns to their daily routines around campus. Here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety:
  • There has been an increase of bicycle thefts on campus. Many of the bicycles targeted were secured using a cable lock or not locked at all. Invest in a sturdy u-lock, and ensure that you are locking up your bicycle properly. The safest place to lock up your bicycle is a designated bicycle rack.  A map of all campus bike racks can be found here. For more information on the proper way to lock your bicycle, ask one of your Public Safety Officers. 
  • The Department of Public Safety’s webpage is an excellent source for crime prevention information and other safety materials. Visit our webpage to access the 360 Stay Safe at College videos, or check out our Guide to Safer Living. You can also find information on surviving an active shooter incident and how to handle a bomb threat. 
  • With the recent assaults and break-ins near campus, now is an excellent time to review some vital safety information for those commuting on or near the College of Charleston campus. The College of Charleston has several resources to help students, faculty, and staff travel safely around campus. 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 is available 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. For more resources and safety tips, please click here.
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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 the Department of Public Safety with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Take Care and Be Safe,  
Robert S. Reese,  M.S.M.
Chief of Police
Office of the President
College of Charleston
Campus Safety and Security Area
89 St.Philip Street
Charleston, SC 29424
843-953-2468 (office )
843-953-2105 ( fax )

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