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Public Safety

The Erskine College Police Department promotes and preserves a safe and secure campus environment by delivering quality police and community safety service in a professional and sensitive manner. The department is committed to the professional growth of its police officers, support staff, and the continual development of its relationship with faculty, staff, and students.

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Important Phone Numbers

Phone NumberType
Non-Emergency (Dispatch)864-366-8451
ECPD Victim Assistance864-379-6514Office
Student Development864-379-8701Office
RD on Duty864-378-9091Cell
Due West Family Medicine864-379-2345Office
Due West PD864-379-2150
Crime Stoppers Tip Line864-379-2140

Callers will remain anonymous unless they opt to leave a name and telephone number to allow a representative of the Erskine Police Department to contact them.

Emergency Procedures

The safety of our students, employees, and visitors is a primary goal of Erskine College. By working together and observing prescribed safety measures and procedures, we can keep Erskine the safe place it has traditionally been. You will be provided various types of instructions in lecture and written form and be urged to follow these guidelines to avoid injury.

If an accident or sickness occurs, it is important to observe procedures to secure assistance. Boarding students should contact their resident director, Campus Life Coordinator, or Vice President for Student Success, or visit Health Services located at Due West Family Medicine (379-2345). In life-threatening or emergency situations, please dial 911.

Erskine College Police Department

Erskine College employs certified Class I Law Enforcement officers who have gone through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for Basic Law Enforcement Training. All of our police officers are appointed by the Governor of South Carolina as State Constables. The College seeks to provide an environment where students, faculty, staff, and visitors are protected from harassment and injury.

Our police officers practice numerous measures to prevent crime:

  • Police officers employed by Erskine College are certified Class I law enforcement officers commissioned as state constables by the Governor of South Carolina.
  • The Due West Police Department and other local agencies provide supplemental assistance during the times that our Campus Police Officers are not on duty.
  • Due West Fire & Rescue and Abbeville County EMS provide Basic and Advanced Life Support services to the College and surrounding areas.
  • Erskine Police Officers have radio contact with all Abbeville County law enforcement agencies through the Abbeville County 911 Emergency Control Center.
  • Physical barriers and signs have been constructed to deter would-be criminals.
  • Extensive exterior lighting covers much of the campus.
  • The non-resident campus buildings are locked during periods when they are not occupied, and residence halls are locked according to assigned schedules.
  • The campus is patrolled by vehicle, bike, and on foot by Erskine Police Officers and/or Due West Police Officers as well as Parking Enforcement/Security and the Campus Patrol Team.
  • Upon request, students, faculty, and staff will be escorted to and from their vehicles during the evening hours.

There are no off-campus locations of student organizations that are officially recognized by Erskine College.

Visitors or unescorted individuals will be greeted by police officers and assistance provided if they have business on campus. Individuals who have no reason to be on campus will be escorted off the premises.

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Erskine College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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