Greetings and Welcome to USC
CASE OF EMERGENCY
9-911 from an on-campus
a cell phone or
The University of South Carolina
Lancaster welcomes students and visitors to our campus.
Personal safety and security while you are on our campus
pursuing academic studies and attending other events is our primary
The campus historically has a
very low crime rate.
Crime prevention and
awareness is the key to maintaining personal safety and security
in any environment. Listed
below are several fundamental crime prevention techniques that
will insure you against criminal victimization. Law
Enforcement services are provided by the Lancaster City Police
Department with support from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department.
An officer is present on campus during academic periods and
is available 24 hours a day.
the event that services are needed such as an emergency of any
kind or to report possible criminal activity from a campus telephone,
call 9-911. Do not try
to find the campus officer during an emergency.
You will receive a quicker response by calling 9-911.
If you are using a cell phone, 911 should work.
There are a few problems with some of the out-of-Lancaster
cell providers. If you
do not connect with Lancaster 911 services you may call
803-283-3313 to directly link with emergency services (law enforcement, fire
and EMS ).
Provided on this page for your
benefit are links to several agencies which provide services
The OPE Campus
Security Statistics Reports web site provides Clery
reporting statistics for our campus.
The SC Law Enforcement Division
(SLED) web site provides crime
statistics and registered sex offender data.
Also provided is a direct link to our campus
emergency response guide and a list of designated Severe
Weather Shelters on campus.
See also important information located in the document, The Student Right-To-Know and
Campuses Security Act.
E. RUTLEDGE, Ph.D.
Director of Law Enforcement and Security
Office: Maintenance & Security Building
Maintenance & Security Building
Watchmen Cell Phone: 803-804-9637
The Law Enforcement and Security Director is responsible for
enforcing the rules and regulations of the security policies stated in the USCL
Student Handbook. All freshmen and new students are informed of security
procedures and practices during freshman orientation and are encouraged
to be responsible for their own security and the security of others.
For Security Procedures, refer to the USCL