Wheaton College is an exceptionally safe school. Unanimously, Wheaton students maintain a great sense of security while living on campus. Except for the possible campus trespasser reported maybe once a semester, and the occasional bike robbery, students rarely feel threatened. Indeed, most students have no qualms about taking midnight walks around the campus or the town. (This actually gives some students the leeway to be mischievous, taking political campaign signs from front lawns and stealing street signs to hang up in their room. Real criminals, those Wheaton students.) If you would still rather not walk at night, the College has set up a free shuttle service during late hours. Also, you always need an ID card to enter dorm buildings, floors, and rooms. Girls' cards open only girls' floors; boys' cards open only boys' floors. There is always a student night-watch attendant on duty in the dorm lobby.
The city of Wheaton is a very safe place to begin with, but couple that with a very dedicated staff of Public Safety officers monitoring campus, and you have yourself a hyper-safe situation. Public Safety is notorious for being everywhere—behind the bushes and in the shadows. This, of course, gets very annoying for students trying to get away with parking violations and ending up with a ticket, but it’s commendable for making an authoritative presence known on campus.