University of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement and Safety

University of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement and Safety The Division of Law Enforcement and Safety is a full-service police department that patrols the USC campus 24/7/365. The Division of Law Enforcement and Safety is a full-service police department that patrols the campus 24/7/365.
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Officers have statewide jurisdiction and provide traditional police duties such as patrol, investigations, forensics, and physical security.

Mission: The mission of our Division is to provide a safe and peaceful environment for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors while ensuring safe and reliable access to the University.

Operating as usual

An updated CRIME BULLETIN has been posted on the Division of Law Enforcement & Safety’s website. http://sc.edu/crimebull...
10/08/2020
Crime Log & Bulletins - Law Enforcement and Safety | University of South Carolina

An updated CRIME BULLETIN has been posted on the Division of Law Enforcement & Safety’s website. http://sc.edu/crimebulletin

Access a chronological record of all criminal incidents and residential fires reported to the USC Police Department within the past two months. Our Records Unit maintains updated current and past Crime/ Fire Logs. You can download one of these logs here or contact our Records Unit (803-777-5282) fo...

We’re hiring for Class I LEO and Information Tech 1.  If you or someone you know is interested please apply. Links below...
01/15/2020
Law Enforcement Officer I

We’re hiring for Class I LEO and Information Tech 1. If you or someone you know is interested please apply. Links below.

http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/73028
http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/75473

The Law Enforcement Officer I/Patrol Officer provides law enforcement, security, and protection for the University of SC community and property. These are certified police officers in accordance with SC Code of Laws, empowered with full arrest and police authority statewide. They enforce state laws,...

Thanks to all who came visit and donate a gift for our Toys for Tots event. If you missed us but would still like to don...
12/07/2019

Thanks to all who came visit and donate a gift for our Toys for Tots event. If you missed us but would still like to donate, please bring a new, unwrapped toy by headquarters before 12/12/19.

It’s that time of year again. Officers will be on Green St. in front of the Russell House on Friday from 11a- 2p accepti...
12/06/2019

It’s that time of year again. Officers will be on Green St. in front of the Russell House on Friday from 11a- 2p accepting donations for Toys for Tots. Come by and help us stuff the police car with new, unwrapped toys.

11/26/2019

We hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving break! Don't let thieves get away w/ your valuables. Remember to secure your room & all of your valuables (including bikes) before leaving campus. Safe travels, @UofSC. #SpursUpForSafety #Thanksgiving

Self defense is coming up Nov. 22 from 2pm-4pm in the Center for Health and Well-being. It's FREE, and all you have to d...
11/16/2019

Self defense is coming up Nov. 22 from 2pm-4pm in the Center for Health and Well-being. It's FREE, and all you have to do to sign up is email [email protected] with your name, phone number, and date you're attending. Grab a friend, and we'll see you there. #SAFESelfDefense #SpursUpForSafety

Did you know our #SAFESelfDefense class is a FREE, hands-on course available to all University of South Carolina faculty...
11/14/2019

Did you know our #SAFESelfDefense class is a FREE, hands-on course available to all University of South Carolina faculty, staff, and students? Join us for our next class on Nov. 22 from 2pm - 4pm. Sign up by emailing [email protected] with your name, phone number, and the class you'd like to attend #SpursUpForSafety

November 22nd from 2pm - 4pm is our next #SAFESelfDefense class, so grab a friend and come join us at the Center for Hea...
11/12/2019

November 22nd from 2pm - 4pm is our next #SAFESelfDefense class, so grab a friend and come join us at the Center for Health and Well-being. Sign up by emailing [email protected] with your name, phone number, and the date you're attending. #SpursUpForSafety

We honor and remember those who served. #VeteransDay
11/11/2019

We honor and remember those who served. #VeteransDay

Help us congratulate Officer Ethan Dopp who was named Officer of the 3rd Quarter. Great work!
11/01/2019

Help us congratulate Officer Ethan Dopp who was named Officer of the 3rd Quarter. Great work!

Thanks Satchel Ford Elementary for having Lt. McKellar and Sgt. Williams on Career Day.
10/31/2019

Thanks Satchel Ford Elementary for having Lt. McKellar and Sgt. Williams on Career Day.

The 14th Annual Trick or Treat w/ the Greeks is taking place this evening. Road closures in the area will be in effect f...
10/29/2019

The 14th Annual Trick or Treat w/ the Greeks is taking place this evening. Road closures in the area will be in effect from 4p.m. - 7:30p.m.

Whether you're driving, walking, or riding a bike, there's always steps you can take to be safe. Keep these tips in mind...
10/25/2019

Whether you're driving, walking, or riding a bike, there's always steps you can take to be safe. Keep these tips in mind when traveling in and around University of South Carolina campus. #SpursUpForSafety

10/24/2019

Enjoy a safe, relaxing ride anywhere on campus with the APO Shuttle. Available M-F, 8p.m. - Midnight. Contact them at 803-777-DUCK (3825). #SafeRides #SpursUpForSafety

Have a look at some #USCPDTips for both drivers and pedestrians. Stay safe, University of South Carolina. #PedestrianSaf...
10/23/2019

Have a look at some #USCPDTips for both drivers and pedestrians. Stay safe, University of South Carolina. #PedestrianSafety #SpursUpForSafety

We're headed to YOUnion At Columbia for property registration tonight. Come see us from 7p.m. - 9p.m. and register valua...
10/23/2019

We're headed to YOUnion At Columbia for property registration tonight. Come see us from 7p.m. - 9p.m. and register valuables. See you there! #PropertyRegistration #SpursUpForSafety

Our #SAFESelfDefense class is scheduled for this Friday at the Center for Health and Well-Being. Don't miss it. Sign up ...
10/21/2019

Our #SAFESelfDefense class is scheduled for this Friday at the Center for Health and Well-Being. Don't miss it. Sign up by emailing [email protected] with your name, phone number, and class you'd like to attend. #SpursUpForSafety

With the large number of students, faculty, & staff University of South Carolina we want to remind pedestrians & drivers...
10/21/2019

With the large number of students, faculty, & staff University of South Carolina we want to remind pedestrians & drivers to always be aware, & watch out for each other. Pedestrians, have a look at some of the things you can do to keep yourselves safe. #PedestrianSafety #SpursUpForSafety

#SAFESelfDefense will be held on 10/25 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Center for Health and Well-Being. Grab a friend, and ...
10/14/2019

#SAFESelfDefense will be held on 10/25 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Center for Health and Well-Being. Grab a friend, and secure your place by emailing [email protected] with your name, phone number and date of the workshop you want to attend.

Please be aware that scams like this are circulating via University of South Carolina email. If you receive this email o...
10/11/2019

Please be aware that scams like this are circulating via University of South Carolina email. If you receive this email or something similar, please do not click on any links or provide any personal information. Always be wary of information/offers recieved from someone you do not know, especially if it involves money. If you’re contacted by a scammer, hang up. If they contact you via email or text, DO NOT respond. Instead, take screenshots and report these incidents to law enforcement. #SpursUpForSafety

Happening Now: Property Registration at Honors Dorm until 6 p.m. Bring any valuables with a serial number to have them r...
10/09/2019

Happening Now: Property Registration at Honors Dorm until 6 p.m. Bring any valuables with a serial number to have them registered and engraved for free. #SpursUpForSafety #PropertyRegistration

Enjoy your Fall Break, University of South Carolina. Remember to secure valuables you're leaving behind (including bicyc...
10/09/2019

Enjoy your Fall Break, University of South Carolina. Remember to secure valuables you're leaving behind (including bicycles). We will be available 24/7 to those remaining on campus. #SpursUpForSafety #FallBreak

Thanks St. Joseph Catholic School, Columbia S.C. for allowing us to spend part of the morning with you. We enjoyed talki...
10/08/2019

Thanks St. Joseph Catholic School, Columbia S.C. for allowing us to spend part of the morning with you. We enjoyed talking about safety and sharing some of the fun things about law enforcement. #SpursUpForSafety #CommunityPolicing

Sgt. Williams and Cpl. Tevepaugh taught a few lessons, both on and off the court. The Crime Prevention Unit conducted a ...
10/07/2019

Sgt. Williams and Cpl. Tevepaugh taught a few lessons, both on and off the court. The Crime Prevention Unit conducted a building walkthrough of the Strom Thurmond Wellness Center and talked to students, faculty and staff about safety on campus. #SpursUpForSafety #CommunityPolicing

Scams happen daily, and we want to make sure you don’t become a victim.1. Always be hesitant to give personal informatio...
10/02/2019

Scams happen daily, and we want to make sure you don’t become a victim.
1. Always be hesitant to give personal information, especially over the phone.
2. Always question why someone is willing to give you money, or why you need to send them money.
3. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
If you’re contacted by a scammer, hang up. If they contact you via email or text, DO NOT respond. Instead, take screenshots and report these incidents to law enforcement. #SpursUpForSafety

Thanks to everyone that stopped by for #coffeewithacop today at the Russell House.
10/02/2019

Thanks to everyone that stopped by for #coffeewithacop today at the Russell House.

Thank you to Nigel Word and the South Quad Stay Safe Squad for a great discussion on taking personal responsibility for ...
09/30/2019

Thank you to Nigel Word and the South Quad Stay Safe Squad for a great discussion on taking personal responsibility for safety and understanding the many safety resources University of South Carolina provides for its students! #SpursUpForSafety

This week the Women’s Beach Volleyball team honed in on a new set of skills. We enjoyed it, ladies! Join us for our next...
09/27/2019

This week the Women’s Beach Volleyball team honed in on a new set of skills. We enjoyed it, ladies! Join us for our next class on 10/25. Sign up at www.sc.edu/uscpd. #SelfDefense #SpursUpForSafety

Lt. Thompson and Cocky are at Gamecocks Get Hired Career Fair at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Stop by an...
09/25/2019

Lt. Thompson and Cocky are at Gamecocks Get Hired Career Fair at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Stop by and learn about the different careers we have to offer. We’ll be here from now until 4 p.m. 🤙

#SAFESelfDefense is happening today from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Center for Health and Well-Being. It's not too late to s...
09/20/2019

#SAFESelfDefense is happening today from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Center for Health and Well-Being. It's not too late to sign up. Send your name and phone number to [email protected]. #SpursUpForSafety

Have you signed up for @CarolinaAlert emergency alerts yet? If not, go to https://okt.to/Ut63Ew to have emergency messag...
08/23/2019

Have you signed up for @CarolinaAlert emergency alerts yet? If not, go to https://okt.to/Ut63Ew to have emergency messages sent directly to your cell phone.

Now that you're here, please remember to take advantage of @RaveMSafety App! Download it from the App Store or Google Pl...
08/22/2019

Now that you're here, please remember to take advantage of @RaveMSafety App! Download it from the App Store or Google Play today, and don't forget to use your student email. #SpursUpForSafety #SeeSomethingSaySomething

‪Are you new to the University of South Carolina community? We want to partner with you to ensure a safe and successful ...
08/21/2019
RAVE Guardian Safety App - Law Enforcement and Safety | University of South Carolina

‪Are you new to the University of South Carolina community? We want to partner with you to ensure a safe and successful experience here. Check out this link to 1) get more info on our FREE Rave Guardian Safety App and 2) get info on how to be safe while using ride-share services. #SpursUpForSafety https://bit.ly/2P6yFz6‬

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To Protect and Serve A call to duty to protect and serve. Working hard to enforce the law of the land. Years of accomplishments of a job well done. The call is answered by real men and women determined to help others live safely. Officers have been a exceptional people who became a extraordinary officers. They lived the motto that all officers swear by. To protect and serve the people.These stars of law enforcement have done well. It’s honor to know they got our protection in mind.They have walked the road of danger. The question of will I make it through this day has been in their mind. You see when you put that uniform on with equipment and all. You must realize it’s a chance you might not take it off. Life is serious and the life they live is at top of the chain. More danger,more threats more,misunderstandings ,more judgement as they try to do their best to protect and serve. It now has come the time to say thanks to brothers in blue. They stand tall today for law enforcement and leaving a example for others to follow the motto and creed of police officers everywhere. TO PROTECT AND SERVE!! William C Golston,Sr. I appreciate what you do.
In honor of YOU, special HALF-PRICE first-responder tickets are available for Songwriters in the Round on September 11th at 6:30pm. https://zcu.io/tJaE Steel Hands Brewing is hosting four of Nashville's most sought after songwriters - Brent Anderson, Monty Criswell, Lynn Hutton, and Frank Rogers - to perform live and tell the stories behind the songs they've written for Darius Rucker, Scotty McCreery, Don Williams, Thomas Rhett, Joe Nichols, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, Jana Kramer, Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crowe, Chris Jansen, Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Tim McGraw and Trace Adkins, to name a few. The Kenny George Band will open and there will be silent and live auctions with unique items, trips and experiences. Ticket sales and auction revenue benefit The Courage Center. Grab your discounted tickets and THANK YOU for your service!
Why are these situations not reported out as Carolina Alerts?