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Welcome to the Department of Public Safety

Officers are available all day, every day to help you.

The mission of the Coastal Carolina University Department of Public Safety is to provide the University community with professional, proactive safety and protection.


The Police division is a full service police department made up of two types of uniformed officer (University Police Officers, and Security Officers) as well as civilian staff members. The Police division's tasks include:

  • providing security for people and property on the University campus
  • preventing and investigating any suspicious or criminal activities
  • ensuring the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors
  • enforcing parking regulation
  • responding to alarms and calls for service
  • law enforcement and safety education

Support services are supplied to the Department of Public Safety by non-uniformed staff who are tasked with;

  • dispatch operations
  • alarm monitoring
  • office operations
  • parking sticker and ticket operations
Services available from the Department of Public Safety include:

After-hours Emergencies: The communications center maintains an on-call list of Fire & Safety, Physical Plant, contract custodial staff, residence administration, student counseling, student life, etc. personnel to assure appropriate response to campus emergencies at all hours. Also, in extreme cases, Public Safety officers can assist in the delivery of an emergency message to a student, staff or faculty member. Please contact 843-349-2911

Motorist Assistance: Assisting motorists on campus is a service of the Department of Public Safety. It is designed to assist students, faculty, staff and visitors experiencing vehicle problems while at the University. The Department of Public Safety will loan jumper cables, an enclosed battery jumper, unlock car doors, help with flat tires or loan a gas can. We are here to help. To request assistance call the Public Safety office at 349-2177 twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Chauncey Patrol: If you would like someone to go with you to your vehicle, or between buildings here on the main campus please call 843-349-2177 and request a Chauncey Patrol Officer to get you safely to your destination.

Leave us a tip: Have you seen something you think we need to know about? Text or call us at 843-349-TIPS (843-349-8477)

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