Off Campus Safety

Off Campus Safety Notifications

Recognizing many students live off-campus, UKPD has the capability to provide safety notifications that may occur just outside of campus. The goal of providing off-campus safety notifications is to inform densely populated student residential areas outside of main campus of incidents that may impact safety utilizing Twitter. The Twitter account can be found here or @ukyoffcampus. 


These tweets do not take the place of UK Alert but serve as a supplement to existing emergency notification procedures for on-campus incidents. UKPD may have limited information related to off-campus incidents, but will provide the UK community with updates related to what type of incident occurred, where it occurred, and the approximate time it was reported to have occurred on a best-effort basis.


Here’s how the new notifications will work:

  • To determine when tweets are sent from @ukyoffcampus, the UK Police Department developed a heat map of high-density, student populated areas off campus.
  • When the UK Police Department is notified of information regarding an off-campus safety issue in a densely student populated area, they will tweet about the situation from @ukyoffcampus.