Department of Public Safety
The safety of every person using Centre College's facilities is a primary concern for the Department of Public Safety. The department maintains a staff of two Directors and six full-time Public Safety Officers. The Officers monitor the campus, respond to calls for assistance, and are trained in fire safety. There is at least one officer on duty at all times.
It is the department's responsibility to make every reasonable effort to provide a safe living and learning environment for our students, faculty and staff. Their efforts are not limited to criminal activities but will respond to any matter involving the personal safety of someone in the Centre College community. In addition, the department ensures that the college is in compliance with safety and security related federal, state, and local laws.
Public Safety personnel do not have arrest powers. Their authority is established and defined by the administrative officers of the College. The department also performs an academic service and support role since observance of policies, rules, and regulations is part of an overall educational experience.
It is the mission of the Department of Public Safety to make every effort to provide a safe and secure environment for each student, employee, and guest of Centre College. We will strive to treat all persons equally with courtesy, consideration, and dignity.
How to Contact Public Safety
The Department of Public Safety can always be reached by calling ext. “HELP” (4357) on the campus telephone system or 236-4357 from all other telephones. For confirmed emergency situations that require the immediate assistance of police, fire, or EMS, the Danville Public Safety Department can be reached by calling 9-911.
The Department of Public Safety's office is located on the 1st floor of the Walnut House.