Department of Public Safety | Crime Prevention
Crime prevention at Centre College is a top priority of the DPS. Every reasonable effort is made to help people avoid becoming crime victims. This focus is evident in the crime prevention efforts of the DPS and the Student Life Office through which it reports. The DPS participates in the freshman orientation process, presenting basic crime prevention information to all new students. The educational process continues periodically in residence hall meetings conducted by public safety personnel, hall directors, and the resident assistants. The DPS also instruct a session on personal safety during required physical education courses. All pertinent security information and campus regulations are published in the Student Handbook. More specific notices are also distributed when events or circumstances need to be explained to the campus community. The Student Handbook is distributed annually to every student, to all parents, and is made available to anyone else upon request. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors may request assistance from the DPS by calling 236-HELP (4357) or by visiting one of our offices.
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.