UK HealthCare Police Officers are responsible for providing the UK HealthCare community with a safe and secure environment in which to work, live, and learn. This position will serve specifically and primarily at Chandler Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital.
The department is service oriented and specializes in meeting the needs of the campus' diverse population of students, faculty, staff, hospital guests, and visitors. The major job responsibilities of the UK HealthCare Police Officer include patrol and investigations, public relations and service, professional development and training, and report writing.
Specific duties include patrol, law enforcement, criminal investigation, community relations, preparing and presenting testimony in court, completing trainings and professional development, and completing University documents including but not limited to reports, tickets, daily logs, and property/person receipts.
Officers shall positively interact, enhance relations, and represent the University with local law enforcement, community partners, and UK HealthCare officials.
Below is the next required step of this hiring process for you to plan in advance. All applicants are invited to attend the written test.
Date: Thursday, April 9th 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm OR Saturday, April 11th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Location: UK Campus
The written test has four sections – math, reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills. If you are interested in study materials, please visit https://www.applytoserve.com/Study/ for study guides and practice tests to prepare for the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST).
Candidates will not be required to complete the physical fitness test portion of Police Officer Professional Standards (POPS) if grandfathered or currently KLEC certified. If you have questions about this provision or your certification, please contact the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council at (859) 622-1328.
Minimum Applicant Qualifications
Citizen of the United States
At least twenty-one (21) years of age
High school graduate or has successfully completed a General Education Development (G.E.D.) examination
Possess a valid driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle
Has not been convicted of a felony
Has not received a dishonorable discharge, bad conduct discharge, or general discharge under other than honorable conditions
Not prohibited by federal or state law from possessing a firearm
Not had certification as a peace officer permanently revoked in another state
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Valid Driver’s License.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.