Police Officer

Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky Police Department

Requisition Number              RE11948

Grade Level                              41

Salary Range                           $14.77-23.63/hour

Type of Position                     Staff

Position Time Status             Full-Time

Required Education              HS

Click here for more information about equivalencies:        http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies

Required Related Experience     0

Required License/Registration/Certification  Must successfully complete Police Certification.


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.


Job Summary         

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 tohttps://docjt.ky.gov/forms/KLEC/2009/POPS%20physical%20agility%20brochure_9-23-09_v10a1.pdf.


Skills / Knowledge / Abilities      

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?       No


Preferred Education/Experience           Driver’s license and the ability to drive are preferred.


Deadline to Apply                   10/31/2017


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.



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.