DPS staffMission 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.

 

Gary Bugg

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Director of Public Safety Centre CollegePublic Safety Work Phone: 859.238.5535
Biography

Gary began working for the Department of Public Safety as a Public Safety Officer in 1987. In 1993, Gary became the Assistant to the Director and in 1996, he was promoted to Associate Director. In 2005 he was promoted to Director of Public Safety, a position he currently shares with Kevin Milby. Gary holds a B.S. in psychology from Centre College.

Email: gary.bugg@centre.edu

Randy Boyd

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Public Safety Officer Centre CollegePublic 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.

Email: randy.boyd@centre.edu

Jason Gilpin

Jason Gilpin
Public Safety Officer Centre CollegePublic 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.

Email: jason.gilpin@centre.edu

Kate Griffin


Public Safety Officer Centre CollegePublic 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 worked at Northpoint Training Facility as well as the Lincoln County Jail. Kate joined the Department of Public Safety as an office in August, 2018.

Email: katelynn.griffin@centre.edu

Kevin Milby

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Director of Public Safety Centre CollegePublic 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.

Email: kevin.milby@centre.edu

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Public Safety Officer Centre CollegePublic Safety Work Phone: 859.236.4357
Biography

 

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Chris Ross


Public Safety Officer Centre CollegePublic 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.

Email: chris.ross@centre.edu

Dale Wheeler

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Public Safety Officer Centre CollegePublic 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.

Email: dale.wheeler@centre.edu

Keith Smith

 
Keith Smith
Public Safety Officer Centre CollegePublic Safety Work Phone: 859.236.4357
Biography

Keith is originally from Radcliff, KY and now resides in Lincoln County. He retired after 25 years from the Lexington Fire Department and prior to that worked for the Danville Police and Fire Departments. He holds two BS degrees from Eastern Kentucky University in Police Administration and Fire and Safety Engineering. Keith joined Centre January 2020.

Email: keith.smith@centre.edu