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Campus Security

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Our goal is to provide our students, staff, and visitors every possible resource to make University of Charleston (UC) a safe and enjoyable campus.

In addition to routine police and security-related functions, our department endeavors to provide students, staff, and visitors a variety of other helpful services such as:

  • Vehicle lockout assistance (signed release required)
  • Battery booster jumps (signed release required)
  • Handicapped assistance
  • Home security checks
  • Personal safety escorts
  • Local travel and campus information
  • "Operation ID" with engravers and inventory forms
  • Room lockout assistance (must contact RA or RD). Security will respond to room lockouts for emergencies only.
  • Campus parking decals to staff and students
  • Lost and found center
  • Escorts when carrying cash
  • Other related services
  • R.A.D. Rape Aggression Defense training (for women only)

History of the Department

The first official UC campus Department of Safety and Security was organized in 1986. Since that time, the department has been striving to keep pace with all current training, technology, and issues dealing with campus crime, including crime reporting laws regulated by the U. S. Department of Education.

We are pleased to report that our crime statistics are very favorable, and crime prevention continues to be our primary goal as we proactively move forward. Campus crime statistics are published annually and made available to all staff and students.


For additional information about campus safety, you can:

  • Call our main office during normal business hours
  • Call our Duty Carry Cell Phones
  • Dial HELP from any campus business phone or call box or for emergencies dial 911

Safety & Security Contact Information


NON Emergency Calls

Chief Randy S. Ross
Director of Safety & Security
2300 MacCorkle Ave. SE
Charleston, WV 25304 

Main Office: 304-357-4857
Primary: 304-859-2755
Secondary: 304-859-2757
FAX: 304-357-4816


NON Emergency Calls

Asst. Chief T.P. Day
167 Dye Drive
Beckley, WV 25801  

Main Office: 304-929-1653
Cell: 304-890-2722

Urgent Emergency Calls


Primary:       304-859-2755
Secondary:  304-859-2757

Campus Crime Statistics

UC Security Statistics 

UC-Beckley Security Statistics