LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2022) — The University of Kentucky Police Department (UKPD) and the Lexington Police Department are partnering to address issues related to off-campus parties and other events.
Officers will increase patrols today, Sept. 15, and those patrols will continue operating Wednesdays through Saturdays for the foreseeable future.
“The safety of the campus community is our first priority in everything we do,” UK Police Chief Joe Monroe said. “While we are enhancing measures already in place, it’s important for students to remember that safety is a shared responsibility.”
Below are some safety reminders for all students, including those who live off campus:
Download the LiveSafe app to submit tips via two-way text communications with UKPD regarding suspicious activity, harassment or other safety-related information.
Use Kentucky Wildcab for a free, late night on-demand transportation option that operates both on and off campus.
Make sure you’re signed up for UK Alerts, UK’s emergency notification system.
Be aware of the blue Emergency Towers located throughout campus that, when utilized, prompt video recording and connect the community with UKPD Police Communications.
In addition to any citations or other actions police could take during the patrols, they will report potential violations of the Code of Student Conduct to the dean of students.
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