Public Safety - University Police
The wellbeing of our students and staff on the USC Beaufort campus is a natural source of concern for parents and university employees. The USC Beaufort recognizes this and employs a number of security measures to protect the members of its community. Although the coastal Carolina low country region, with its beautiful natural areas, abundant beaches, small-town feel and hospitable attitude, is perceived to have a relatively low crime rate, no campus is totally isolated from crime. Consequently, crime prevention remains a high priority.
The Department of Public Safety / University Police is an integral part of a successful community. USC Beaufort is geared towards student success, academically, and socially. By adhering to the concepts of community policing, we can learn how to best associate ourselves with those dedicated to our safety and security. The USC Beaufort Departmentof Public Safety is the newest entity to commit itself to helping ensure your success. Comprised of ten state-certified police officers and a contingent of public safety personnel, the Department of Public Safety offers 24-hour coverage with immediate response to calls for service. Escort service will be provided for students arriving or moving around campus after dark and can be arranged with a simple phone call (208-8911).
Emergency Contact Information:
Emergency: Dial 911
Officer on Duty
24 hour contact number: 843-208-8911
D. Henry Garbade
Emergency Call Boxes
Emergency call boxes are strategically placed on the Historic Beaufort Campus and Hilton Head Gateway Campus to aid in quick response should the need arise.
The USC Beaufort Police officers are sworn and certified officers with comprehensive arrest powers in the state of South Carolina. University police officers have the authority to enforce all state laws throughout the state. These law enforcement powers are granted by the State of South Carolina Code of Laws in section 59-116-30. The University Police Officers are also appointed and commissioned as State Constables by the Governor of South Carolina as provided by Title 23, Chapter 1, Article 60, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended.