The greatest deterrents to crime in a community are education
and communication. Without awareness of and sensitivity to the critical issues
facing our community population and the willingness to discuss and report
violations, intervention and resolution are difficult to accomplish.
Promoting and maintaining a safe campus environment takes more than guns and badges. No
amount of law enforcement training can match the value of eyes and ears of concerned
community members who report suspicious behavior, safety hazards and violations of law
that allow a law enforcement agency to take a proactive instead of reactive approach to
the safety and well-being of the community they serve.
Any crime against an individual or property affects the entire community. The library
books that are stolen or damaged, the doors that are left propped open or unlocked that
invite unwanted visitors, vandalism, deaf, dumb, and blind indifference--all have an
impact in dollars and cents, or worse, in inviting anothers personal tragedy.
Remember: The best
personal offensive strategies against crime cost absolutely nothing:
Common Sense - NEVER walk alone at night ANYWHERE. Call for an escort.
ALWAYS lock doors behind you when you
enter or exit a building, home, or office.
Report suspicious persons and/or activities to the Department of Public Safety IMMEDIATELY.
What is Public Safety?
Without you its just a building, a department, and a title.
YOU make the difference.
The law enforcement officers of the MUSC Department of Public Safety need you to be a
part of the team in building a strong, safe, and proud Medical University community.
One of the most valuable tools that law enforcement has is the eyes and ears of the
communities that they serve.
If you notice any suspicious activity or person(s), contact Public Safety
immediately at 792-4196 or 2-4196
from any campus phone and an officer will be dispatched immediately.
All telephone calls will be routed to a dispatcher who will ask the
- What is the location of the suspicious person?
- If the person has left, how long ago and in which direction did the person go?
- What is the race, sex, and approximate age, height and weight of the suspicious person?
- What is/was the person doing?
- What is the person wearing?