Police Officer

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

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

Below are the next two required steps of this hiring process for you to plan in advance.
• Written Test
Date: Tuesday, November 7th or Wednesday, November 8th
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: 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 the start time.

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).

• Physical Test (TENTATIVE)
Date: Monday, November 27, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training
Physical Address:
Department of Criminal Justice Training
Funderburk Building
Eastern Kentucky University

For more information about the Physical Fitness Test and preparation, please refer to https://docjt.ky.gov/forms/KLEC/2009/POPS%20physical%20agility%20brochure_9-23-09_v10a1.pdf.

Job Title
Police Officer

Requisition Number

Working Title
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

Must successfully complete Police Certification.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to meet the minimum fitness requirements set forth by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council Police Officer Professional Standards administered by the Department of Criminal Justice Training. Lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 100 lbs., sitting for long periods of time, walking for long periods of time, standing for long periods of time, and handling intermittent periods of high levels of stress.


Must be able to work on any 10 hour shift:
1st shift - 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
2nd shift - 4:00 pm to 2:00 am
3rd shift - 10:00 pm to 8:00 am
Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, Holidays, and mandatory Overtime. Officers must be able to work overtime especially in high volume seasons (university move in, football, basketball, etc.) and change shifts with the needs of the department.


Must complete Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) Basic Training Academy within one year of hire date if not already certified.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Driver's license and the ability to drive are preferred.

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. * This position requires you to take a written exam as part of the University of Kentucky Police Department's employment process. This requirement and the scheduled dates are stated in the posting within the job summary section. Are you aware of this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * 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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