R.A.D. - Rape Aggression Defense

RADAccording to several national studies, 1 out of 4 college-aged women will be the victim of a rape or attempted rape. In order to address this problem, the Department of Public Safety offers Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) classes. R.A.D is a national self defense program. The objective of the course is to develop and enhance the options of self defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked. The course has three basic components: lecture, physical defense techniques and a simulation exercise.


Check Your Ride!

Prior to school breaks, the Department of Public Safety sets up a checkpoint for students to bring their vehicles. At this location, we will have equipment and supplies available for routine maintenance. An officer will teach you how to check things such as your air pressure, belts/hoses, oil, antifreeze, and wiper fluid levels to help ensure a safe trip.


Alcohol and Drug Education

AlcoholEducationThe Centenary College Department of Public Safety sponsors alcohol and drug education and prevention programs throughout the academic year. We have used beer goggles and DUI Simulators to demonstrate the effects of drinking alcohol on an individual’s coordination and reflexes. The Department of Public Safety in conjunction with Sodexo Dining Services offers Drink Safe Coasters which are designed to detect the presence of date rape drugs in a beverage.


Student Patrol

Student PatrolThe Student Patrol Program is designed to complement the effort of the College police officers to keep people and property safe on campus. Student patrol officers also help ensure the smooth operation of the College by assisting in parking enforcement and traffic control.


Operation ID

OperationIDThe Operation ID Program is designed to deter theft and aid in the return of found or recovered property to the legitimate owner. The two components of this program work in tandem to accomplish this goal. The first component, personal property information cards, provide a place to record information such as the make, model, and serial number of valuable items. The second entails engraving identifiable information or marks on the property to make it distinct. The program is offered throughout the year, however, the Department of Public Safety encourages students to complete the Personal Property Information cards and have items such as TV's, DVD players, computers, etc. engraved while moving into the residence halls.



FingerprintingAs you seek various jobs and internships during college you may be advised that a set of your fingerprints must be submitted with the application. The Department of Public Safety offers a free fingerprinting service to all students, faculty and staff (other local agencies charge for this service). Call 869-5759 or send an email to dps@centenary.edu to set up an appointment for your fingerprints to be taken.


Campus Conduct Hotline
The Campus Conduct Hotline can be used to anonymously report crimes that occur on campus. This hotline is answered by a third party company 1-866-943-5787 and will provide a tracking number should you wish to remain anonymous. The College understands that there are individuals who know information about crimes on campus but may be hesitant to get involved. This system allows you to report any information you may be aware of without further involvement.


Campus Escort Program

In the course of their duties, College police officers also offer escorts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If it is late at night, we encourage you to contact the on-duty officer to provide you with an escort. If you are coming from off campus, call a few minutes ahead of getting here and let the officer know where you plan to park and they can meet you there.

If you are injured, you can also call for an escort to provide you with a lift on one of the departmental golf carts or in a police vehicle to help get you around campus.

In order to arrange an escort, please call 318-207-0007 for the officer on-duty.

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