DPS

Mission Statement

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.

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 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.

 

Randy Boyd

Randy Boyd
Public Safety Officer
Centre College Public Safety
Work Phone: 859.236.4357 

 

Biography

Randy is a graduate of Lincoln County High School and joined the Centre College Department of Public Safety as an officer in 2001.  Prior to working at Centre, Randy was a floor sub-contractor for 19 years.

 

Jennifer Freiberg

 
Public Safety Officer
Centre College Public Safety
Work Phone: 859.236.4357 

 

Biography

Jennifer is a graduate of Lincoln County High School in Stanford, Kentucky.  She joined the Centre College Department of Public Safety as an officer in 2023.  Prior to working at Centre, Jennifer worked at Northpoint Training Center.

 

Jason Gilpin

jason gilpin
Public Safety Safety
Centre College Public Safety
Work Phone: 859.236.4357 

 

Biography

Jason joined us in June 2019.  Jason is a graduate of Boyle County High School and now lives in Lincoln County.  Prior to joining Centre College, Jason worked at HCC Concrete Contracting.   

 

Kate Griffin

Crystal McPherson
Public Safety Officer
Centre College Public Safety
Work Phone: 859.236.4357 

 

Biography

Kate is originally from Michigan and currently resides in Stanford, Kentucky.  She holds two Bachelor's degrees from Eastern Kentucky University in Journalism and Police Studies.  She previously work at Northpoint Training Facility as well as the Lincoln County Jail.  Kate joined the Department of Public Safety as an office in August, 2018.

 

Barb Hayes

 
Assistant Director of Public Safety
Centre College Public Safety
Work Phone: 859.238.5535 

 

Biography

Barbara comes to Centre with over twenty years of law enforcement experience.  She recently worked at Kentucky State University where she was the Interim Chief of Police for four years.  Prior to that she had worked at Bluegrass Airport as Police, Fire, and EMS, Fayette County Schools as a Law Enforcement office, and the University of Cincinnati as a community Safety Manager.  She holds a bachelor's degree from Berea College in Physical Educations as well as a bachelor's from Morehead State University in Health.  She has completed two masters from Sullivan University in Business Administration and Conflict Resolution.  She began her career at Centre in 2022. 

 

Kevin Milby

Kevin Milby
Director of Public Safety
Centre College Public Safety
Work Phone: 859.238.5534 

 

Biography

Kevin joined the Centre community in 1996 as Associate Director of Public Safety. In 2005 he was promoted to Director of Public Safety. He came to Centre from Berea College where he worked in the Public Safety Department for seven years. Kevin holds a B.A. in history from Berea, as well as a M.S. in criminal justice from Eastern Kentucky University.

 

Chris Ross

Chris Ross
Public Safety Officer
Centre College Public Safety
Work Phone: 859.236.4357 

 

Biography

Chris is a Danville native and graduate of Danville High School. Chris retired from the United States Navy after a 20 year career. He also worked at Panasonic Corporation for 10 years. Chris joined the Department of Public Safety as an officer in August, 2018.

 

Aaron Thomas

 
Public Safety Officer
Centre College Public Safety
Work Phone: 859.236.4357 

 

Biography

 

 

Dale Wheeler

Dale Wheeler
Public Safety Officer
Centre College Public Safety
Work Phone: 859.236.4357 

 

Biography

Dale Wheeler is a graduate of Danville High School. He joined Centre College's Department of Public Safety as an officer in 2014. Prior to working at Centre, Dale worked for 20 years at Grogan's Healthcare Supply in Lexington, Kentucky.

 
 
 
 

 

  

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