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UK expands measures to ensure safety of community

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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: 

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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