DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
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. They strive to treat all persons equally with courtesy, consideration, and dignity.
DPS STAFF LISTING
Julie Wheeler joined Centre’s staff in 2014 as a DPS officer. In 2019, she moved to her current position as coordinator of residence life.
Before coming to Centre, Julie served as a paramedic and emergency services manager in central Kentucky and abroad. She also worked as a substitute teacher and instructional assistant for Danville Independent Schools.
Julie received a B.S. in psychology from Eastern Kentucky University.
Our Role On Campus
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 include 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.
The department maintains a staff of two directors and seven 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.