The Campus Safety Department at SMC is an official police department. Our Campus Police Officers are Class 1 Police Officers certified through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and State and South Carolina State Constables through the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (S.L.E.D.) with authority to make arrest, write traffic citations and conduct investigations off campus if necessary. If you have any questions while on campus, please stop by the Campus Safety Office located next to the Parsons Residence Hall. The Campus Safety Department at Spartanburg Methodist College operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The college community should report to SMC Campus Safety (587-4003) all incidents or crimes that occur on campus. Crimes that occurred off campus may be reported to local law enforcement by calling 911 (9-911 from campus extensions). The Campus Safety Department's police jurisdiction includes the campus and all roadways contiguous to the college's property. SMC's Campus Safety Department regularly patrols within its jurisdiction in marked police cars and handles all calls for services including: law enforcement, investigations, traffic enforcement and collision investigation, public assistance, and first aid.
The SMC Campus Safety Department prepares the Annual Crime Report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act.
View the 2009-2011 Annual Crime Report