Overview of Divisions

It is the policy of the University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department to provide general law enforcement, criminal investigations, order maintenance and emergency response to those citizens who work at and visit the University of Kansas Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. To address this policy, the Police Department is comprised of four major organizational elements. 

Police Services

The most visible component of the department is the Police Services Division, which is responsible for the day-to-day delivery of police services. These are the uniformed men and women who patrol the city's neighborhoods, parking lots and buildings. The investigative, bicycle patrol and selective enforcement units are part of this division as well. The highly trained and experienced professionals who comprise these units focus on a wide range of criminal activities and their expertise in a variety of police science disciplines enables them to skillfully investigate crime and apprehend offenders.

Special Services

The Special Services Division is responsible for technology support, communications, data systems, records, and equipment to support the overall law enforcement efforts of the department. The training unit is also found here.

Community Services

The Community Services Division is the crime prevention and community interaction division. This unit is staffed with non-commissioned, non-armed persons that handle static assignments and other calls for service. Static assignments include the front of the hospital and two metal detector entrances. Calls for service include motorist assists, personnel escort requests and the shuttle service. On-Campus parking enforcement is handled through this unit.


The Administration Division performs the administrative and logistical functions that are crucial to the effective operations of the department. This division handles a wide variety of tasks for the entire Department of Public Safety, including the Police Department, Landscaping, and Parking and Transportation Services. These services include personnel management, benefits, payroll, purchasing and accounting.

Last modified: Aug 26, 2016