Danville itself has a very low crime rate, and it makes sense that the even smaller campus would follow this trend. Although crime is not completely unknown on campus, the usual problems are petty theft and vandalism. Most of the thefts that do occur happen in dorms or cars from people outside the Centre bubble, and they usually are the result of students leaving their cars or dorms unlocked. Many students, and faculty members for that matter, leave their belongings unattended in places such as the library or Cowan with little fear of theft or damage. In regards to personal safety, the Department of Public Safety ought to be commended for their late-night patrols, transports around campus at any time of day (or weather), and general concern for the well-being of students, like jump-starting your car at 2 a.m. so you can go to Arby's.
DPS officers know almost all the students by nickname, even the freshmen, and although this dedicated attention can sometimes be unwanted, it speaks to the security and community emphasis on Centre's grounds. Most of the reports DPS receives are about noisy neighbors or parking violations, and they are quick to appear on the scene to issue tickets or quiet things down. They also maintain an online crime log that usually gets more laughs than concern. Safety and security is taken very seriously at Centre, and the security the students feel reflects it.