Campus News

UK expands measures to keep community safe

UKPD motorcycle patrol at Homecoming
Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 19, 2022) — The University of Kentucky Police Department (UKPD) is increasing patrols on and around campus to ensure the safety of our community as well as address issues related to off-campus parties and other events as the fall semester gets underway.

These 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: 

Other after-hours transportation options include:

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.

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.