The Kentucky State University Police Department is a public safety and security department. The University Police Department provides 24 hrs a day 7 days a week service. Service is provided for all emergency calls including criminal activity, violations, first aid, emergency maintenance, emergency notifications and all fire calls. Kentucky State University Police Officers must successfully complete the Department of Criminal Justice Training Academy or an equivalent academy conducted and approved by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council. In addition, each year a police officer must complete a forty-hour in-service course conducted or approved by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council.
The Police Department is located at 104 Young Drive on the South Campus between New Young and The Halls.
If you have an emergency
, please call the Kentucky State Univeristy Police Department by dialing (502)597-6878. If you dial 911 you will be connected with the Frankfort Police Department or the Kentucky State Police. To contact the Kentuck State University Police Administrative Offices or to report a non-emergency
please call (502) 597-6877. Crime on Campus
Most crimes reported to the University Police involve property rather than personal danger. You can minimize your chances of becoming a victim by remembering that college campuses are not immune to crime. Follow these common-sense rules:
- LOCK UP!
Lock your residence hall or apartment door, even when you’re home. Lock your car. Lock your bike. Lock your purse in a drawer in your office. Lock your door when you leave, even if you’re only leaving “just for a minute.” It only takes a thief 10 seconds to take something from your room or office. Lock your door when you sleep, even in a residence hall.
- DON'T LEAVE YOUR PROPERTY UNATTENDED . . .
in the library, dining hall, classroom, restroom, or any campus facility. Theft of backpacks and textbooks is common — the resale value of books makes them attractive targets for petty thieves. If you’re leaving for a minute, take your things with you. Don't leave notes on your door announcing that you aren't home. Don't leave things in the laundry room.
- IDENTIFY YOUR BELONGINGS.
Put your name and address on textbooks — inside the cover and on an inside page or two. Engrave your personal code on items that might interest a thief — television sets, stereo equipment, radios, cameras, computers, appliances, sports equipment, bicycles, CD/DVD players and anything else that’s portable and valuable.
Operation Identification is a service provided to all resident students who desire written documentation of their personal property. The police department will provide a property registration sheet to record your valuables. This sheet includes but is not limited to description, monitary value and serial number of item. Keep it in a safe place, away from the valuables themselves. If your property is stolen, your written inventory helps you provide a detailed description of what’s missing, and if the property is recovered the police can easily identify the owner by the engraved personal code. Furthermore, marking valuables is a proven way to discourage theft in the first place.
- BE A LITTLE SUSPICIOUS.
You may know your neighbors in your residence hall or apartment building are fellow students — but what else do you know about them? At best, most of the people in your building will be acquaintances. Until you know them well enough to be friends, don’t take chances.
Don't lend your keys, student ID, driver's license, or meal ticket to anyone. Don't open a building door for a stranger who doesn't have a key. Don't prop open a door either—and if you see one that is propped open, close it.
Report suspicious behavior immediately to the campus police.
Report a Crime
You are strongly encouraged to report suspicious activity or campus crime in a timely manner to Kentucky State University Police. Timely reporting of information assists in keeping Kentucky State University safe and secure.
When reporting a crime, please be ready to provide information such as:
- A brief description of what occurred
- Where the incident occurred
- When the incident occurred
- Whether the suspect(s) had a weapon
- Where and when the suspect(s) were last seen
- What the suspect(s) looked like
- Hair Color/length
- Clothing including shoes worn
- Facial Hair
- Tattoos, scars