Public Safety Crime Prevention Update

By | January 31, 2019

Good Morning Campus Community,


I hope everyone is having a happy and safe week.  Here are a few things to pass along from Public Safety:


  • If you have not already done so, please review our Guide to Safer Living, which provides an excellent overview of safety and security at the College of Charleston. If you have any questions as you acquaint yourself to campus, please contact me at Public Safety or visit Public Safety’s webpage.
  • You may have noticed signs around campus highlighting Public Safety’s “See Something, Say Something” initiative. This is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the importance of reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement. We all play a role in keeping the campus safe. For more information on identifying and reporting suspicious activity, please visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website.


  • As part of the Community Orienting Policing Program, Public Safety will be hosting several town hall meetings for the campus community. This is a great opportunity to meet your Public Safety officers, ask questions, and share suggestions, comments, and concerns. As always, I encourage you to actively participate in safety and security around campus, so I anticipate a good turnout! All sessions will be held in Stern Center room 206. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Below are the dates and times for the town hall meetings:

    • 2/12/19 3pm Student session
    • 2/13/19 12 noon Faculty/Staff session
    • 2/26/19 6pm Student session
    • 2/27/19 12 noon Faculty/Staff session
    • 3/13/19 12 noon Faculty/Staff session
    • 3/14/19 3pm Student session
    • 3/27/19 12 noon Faculty/Staff session
    • 3/28/19 6pm Student session



  • Be social with us! If you have not already, please follow us on TwitterFacebook, 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:

As a rule of thumb, if you ever receive an email message or phone call from any organization asking you to provide them with personal information, such as your social security number, password, account numbers, etc., you should view any such contact as a potential fraud attempt – do not respond. For more information on how to protect yourself from phishing, visit the IT website


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

843-953-5609 (office )

843-953-2105 ( fax )


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