About University of Kentucky Police Department
- The men and women who make up the University of Kentucky Police Department, commonly to referred as UKPD, are professional individuals with a passion for serving others in their community. As police officers, they have taken an oath to promote a safe and secure campus at the University of Kentucky and provide quality police services ethically, fairly, and equally in partnership with the members of their community. UK police officers are highly trained, certified and sworn under KRS 164.950. They are granted full police authority and are responsible for the prevention of crime, detection and apprehension of offenders. In addition, they are charged with the preservation of public peace, the enforcement of all criminal laws and state statutes as well as compliance with the policies and regulations of the University.