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Requisition Number: RE45514

Department Name: 3HL00:UK Police...

Work Location: Lexington, KY

Grade Level: 45

Salary Range: $22.50-37.13/hour

Type of Position: Staff

Required Education: HS

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Required Related Experience: No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification

Police Certification.

Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 50 lbs.; sitting/ walking/standing for long periods of time; handling intermittent periods of high levels of stress; engaging with potentially violent or combative people.


12 hour shifts with rotating weekends off. Must be able to work any of the following:

7 am -7 pm
7 pm - 7am

Officers work days, nights, weekends, holidays, and mandatory overtime to include UK sports and other university events.

Job Summary

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.
The 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.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Per Kentucky Regulations, this position has several minimum requirements to qualify as indicated below.
• 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
Must complete Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) Basic Training Academy within one year of hire date if not already certified.
• Driver's license preferred.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?: No

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
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