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Access daily crime logs and bulletins published by USC Police Department.

Daily Crime Log / Fire Log

Access a chronological record of all criminal incidents and residential fires reported to the USC Police Department within the past two months. Our Records Unit maintains updated current and past Crime/ Fire Logs. You can download one of these logs here or contact our Records Unit (803-777-5282) for the most updated copy or past copies.   View Log [pdf]

Older Crime/Fire Logs
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Copy of Incident Report
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Crime Bulletins

If a situation or incident is not immediately life threatening or is contained, a crime bulletin may be posted to provide a timely warning to the university community. Crime bulletins are issued when pertinent information is available and may also include relevant safety tips.  Unless an on-going threat is present, Crime Bulletins may be removed at the end of each semester.

Type of Bulletin: Assisting Other Agency (Fatal Shooting Investigation) – Columbia Police Department

Location of Incident: 810 Pulaski Street – Greene Crossing Apartments

Incident Date and Time:  Sunday, March 13, 2022 at approximately 1:45 a.m.

Alert Status:  Bulletin with social media notification, email and web page posting.

Incident:  At approximately 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 13th at least five people were shot inside an apartment complex at the corner of Greene Street and Pulaski Street by several unidentified shooters.  One person was killed and four others sustained non-life threatening injuries.  None of the victims are affiliated with UofSC.

Link to Columbia Police Department News Release:  FATAL SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact the Columbia Police Department or USCPD.  Tips can be submitted using the RAVE Guardian Safety App.

Tips can also be made through CRIMESTOPPERS. 

Submit CRIMESTOPPERS Tips in 1 of 3 Ways:

  • Mobile Tip

The P3 Tips app is available for Android and iOS platforms and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Download the P3 Tips app by clicking on the orange Mobile App button. You can attach videos and images to the tip. Be as detailed as possible. Save your Tip ID & password that is provided once your tip is submitted.

  • Web Tip

Web tips can be submitted by clicking on the orange Submit a Tip button. Provide all pertinent information in the web tip form. Be as detailed as possible. You can attach videos, images, documents, and audio files. Save your Tip ID & password that is provided once your tip is submitted.

  • Phone Tip

Tipsters still have the option to call the tip line by dialing 1-888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372). Save your Tip ID & password that is provided once your tip is submitted.

Safety Tips:

One of the most significant mitigation tips is to avoid dangerous situations whenever possible and to assess dangers and act without hesitation. This includes prevention strategies such as early identification, intervention, and awareness.

If you believe that someone may pose a threat to themselves or others, call for help immediately.

If the situation has not reached a critical stage, you may opt to call the USCPD non-emergency number (803-777-4215), send a message via the Rave Guardian Safety App, or use a referral system such as the university’s Student Care and Outreach Team.

Always pay attention to your surroundings.

If something doesn’t seem right, act on your intuition and leave the area, if possible. Use your best judgement to avoid the threat by determining whether it would be safer to evacuate or remain inside.

If the threat is imminent or the attack has already begun, do not hesitate. Call 911 as you proceed to the safest location based on your assessment of what’s happening around you. The more distance and barriers you can place between you and the threat, the better.

USC offers the free RAVE Guardian Safety App which turns any cell phone into a personalized protection network, connecting with University Police during an emergency and giving them important information they need instantly. Get more information here.

Type of Incident: Community Warning - Lethal Amounts of Fentanyl Found in Counterfeit Pills

Date of Bulletin: August 27, 2021

UPDATE: September 28, 2021 - DEA Warns that Pills Purchased Outside of a Licensed Pharmacy are Illegal, Dangerous, and Potentially Deadly

Location of Incident: UofSC Campus and Surrounding Areas

Alert Status: Social media notification and web page posting only

USCPD and other law enforcement agencies have seized heroin and other illegal drugs that have been laced with Fentanyl and other substances.  Fentanyl is now being found in counterfeit prescription medication and is approximately 100 times more potent than morphine.  According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), a significant number of college students purchase potentially counterfeit Adderall and Xanax from dark web drug markets and/or through social media.  

USCPD is aware that some UofSC students have purchased prescription drugs illegally online, from friends, or from contacts made on social media.  Law enforcement agencies across the country have found that many of these purchased drugs are counterfeit and contain lethal amounts of Fentanyl or Methamphetamine.  USCPD is warning students who purchase Adderall, Xanax, Oxycodone, or other drugs without a prescription that in addition to potential criminal penalties, these counterfeit pills may kill you.

Due to national trends involving counterfeit pills and other Fentanyl laced drugs, as well as the presence of these substances in the Columbia area, USCPD is issuing a warning to the Carolina Community.

A document from the DEA can be found here: COUNTERFEIT DRUGS FACT SHEET.

UofSC Good Samaritan Policy

The Medical Overdose Treatment policy was created to encourage students to make responsible decisions and seek assistance for fellow students who may be experiencing an alcohol or drug overdose. 

Students or student groups, who may be in violation of code of conduct policies or public health directives, but seek medical assistance for others experiencing an alcohol and drug overdose, will receive educational and supportive measures over disciplinary sanctions.









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