Columbus State Community College places a high priority on the safety of its students
and staff members. The Police Department strives to maintain our excellent safety
record every single day.
Although uniformed Campus Police Officers patrol the Columbus campus 24 hours a day,
7 days a week, it is crucial that the campus community take responsibility for its
safety. 90% of campus crimes are crimes of opportunity. You can reduce your chances
of being a crime victim by taking some simple steps to protect yourself. By watching
out for yourself and others, we can all contribute to a safe campus environment.
Lock your vehicle and secure all valuables out of sight or in the trunk. Commonly
stolen items such as laptops, purses, bookbags, and textbooks are prime targets for
Don't leave your valuables unattended in buildings.
Remember to walk groups if possible. Walking with a friend can minimize your risk
of being a potential target.
Another risk is walking and texting. When you do this, you aren't paying complete
attention to your surroundings and someone could surprise you without your knowledge.
If you don't feel safe, call the Columbus State Police Department at (614) 287-2525,
to request a Security Escort.
If you see or notice any suspicious activity, please call the Police Department at
614-287-2525. See Something, Say Something!!