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 Department
of Public Safety is the newest entity to commit itself to helping ensure your success.
Comprised of a contingent of state-certified police officers and 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 (843-208-8911)
or (843) 812-8186 for the Beaufort Campus.
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 Police Department 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.
Emergency Call Boxes
Emergency call boxes are strategically placed on the Beaufort Campus and Bluffton
Campus to aid in quick response should the need arise.
Emergency: Dial 911
Officer on Duty 24 hour contact number for the Bluffton Campus: (843) 208-8911
Officer on Duty 24 hour contact number for the Beaufort Campus (843) 812-8186
D. Henry Garbade
Office: (843) 208-8910
Fax: (843) 208-8726