University of Kentucky Police Officers are responsible for providing the University community with a safe and secure environment in which to work, live and learn. Our department is service oriented and specializes in meeting the needs of the campus' diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
The major job responsibilities of the University of Kentucky Police Officer include patrol and investigations, public relations and service, community oriented policing, professional development and training, and report writing.
Specific duties include foot, bike, and mobile patrol, responding to service calls, investigating crimes, preparing and presenting testimony in court, community relations with students and campus partners, providing security and traffic control for special University events, writing reports, completing training, and engaging in professional development, and preparing written records including but not limited to citations, criminal reports, and internal documentation.
Below is the next required step of this hiring process for you to plan in advance. All qualified applicants are invited to attend the written test.
Written Test Information
The written test is to be completed online. Please watch for an email, to the email address you provided on the application, which will provide instructions for scheduling and taking the test.
The written test has four sections – math, reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills. If you are interested in study materials, study guides, and practice tests to prepare for the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST) please visit: applytoserve.com/Study/
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Multiple positions available. Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the deadline date or until all positions are filled which could be prior to deadline date listed.
Per Kentucky Regulations, this position has several minimum requirements to qualify as indicated below.
Citizen of the United States
At least twenty (20) years of age to test and at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of basic graduation
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 been convicted of any misdemeanor or inchoate offenses under KRS Chapter 510
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
Must complete Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) Basic Training Academy within one year of hire date if not already certified.
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.