Police Operational Support
Police Support Services is made up of Police Communications Officers, Records, Property and Evidence, Community Services, and Campus Security. These units specialize in critical areas necessary to support public safety operations.
Our Police Communications Officers are non-sworn personnel who have all graduated from the Public Safety Dispatch Academy. They are well-trained and are customer-service oriented.
Our Police Communications Officers are the first points of contact for community calls for service.
When crimes or requests for services are reported, Police Communications Officers will take the vital information and dispatch an officer to take the call or direct the caller to the correct resource.
Records and Lost Property
Our Records section is responsible for reviewing all reports as they are completed by the officers. These reports are available online or through Kentucky State Police. Records Officers are also responsible for assisting the public with obtaining lost property turned into the Police Department.
The Records division also maintain records on crimes and calls for service to assist the department in analysis and strategic operations. They check them for accuracy to insure that reports are correct and then post all accident reports to the report website to enable parties that are involved get a correct accident report for their insurance companies.
We also occasionally have property that may be lost turned in to us and our property officers book them in for safekeeping until they can be returned.
We also help support patrol by keeping records on crimes and incidents so that our team can identify potential issues and act upon them.
Community Services provides information, presentations, and programming to the campus community to help maintain a safe and security environment.
Community Services Officers are trained to provide a host of services such as lighting surveys, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design assessments, Workplace Violence and Active Shooter Response training.
Community members interested in obtaining these services can contact the officers directly.
Campus security officers are non-sworn employees who work on campus to serve as the eyes and ears of issues that may occur.
These officers have direct contact with UKPD sworn officers to request for assistance or make the department aware of a safety concern.