La Roche prides itself in being one of the safest four-year colleges in the United States. And it's true—the crime scene at LRC seems to be almost nonexistent. The major problem with public safety here lies in the officers' lack of enthusiasm when responding to students' calls. If a student is locked out of his or her room and calls security for help, that student can expect at least a 20-minute wait. On a campus with only five major buildings, that seems excessive. Another problem on campus is the dim lighting in the parking lots and along walkways at night. Although the school is located in a generally safe area of the city, it needs better lighting at night, according to a majority of the student body.
The few crimes that do occur at the College are relatively minor and include car break-ins, fights, and alcohol-related situations like mild violence or unwanted sexual contact. But despite the security officers' slow response time to students' phone calls and the dim external lighting on campus, no major crimes have been committed here. The e2campus security is nice because every student can get text messages instantly. The lack of crime coupled with the suburban atmosphere provide La Roche students with an overall feeling of safety.