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Police Officer/Recruit, University of Kentucky


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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, and preparing written records including but not limited to citations, criminal reports, and internal documentation.

Below are the next two required steps of this hiring process for you to plan in advance. All applicants are invited to attend the written test.

• Written Test •
Date: Thursday, September 5th 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm OR Sunday, September 8th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Lewis Honors College, Room U133 and U134
Physical Address: 1120 University Drive
Lexington, KY 40526-0104
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 for study guides and practice tests to prepare for the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST).

• Physical Fitness Test •
Date: Monday, September 16th
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, visit


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