Police Officer

Lexington, KY
Jun 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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 must be able to work 10:00 pm - 8:00 am.

Officers shall positively interact, enhance relations, and represent the University with local law enforcement, community partners, and UK HealthCare officials.

Below is the next step of this hiring process for you to plan in advance.
Written Test
Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 or Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: University of Kentucky, Funkhouser Building, Room 200
Physical Address: 160 Funkhouser Drive, Lexington, KY 40508
Materials to Bring: Driver's License and 2 black ink pens
Additional Notes: Arrive 15-20 minutes early. No one will be permitted in the room after 6:00 pm.

Job Title
Police Officer

Requisition Number

Working Title
HealthCare Police Officer

Department Name
3HL00:UK Police

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience


Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing, pulling up to 100 lbs, sitting for extended periods of time.


10:00 pm - 8:00 am four days a week

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Driver's license

Deadline to Apply

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.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position, per Kentucky regulations, requires that you are at least 21 years of age or older. Do you meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you currently or have you previously been a certified police officer?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Have you obtained your Police Officer Professional Standards Certification through the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council (KLEC)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Have you obtained a police officer certification through another state?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * What value do you think police officers bring to a campus community and a healthcare setting?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * What is the most important aspect of being a Police Officer?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Why do you want to be a police officer, and how does your background and experience prepare you to be a police officer?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • Indeed.com
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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