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.
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 crime prevention and community interaction as well as bicycle patrol 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. The training and equipment unit is also found here.
The Community Services Division is staffed with non-commissioned, non-armed Security personnel that handle static assignments and other calls for service on the main campus. Static assignments include the front of the hospital, the Medical Office Building and two metal detector entrances. Calls for service include motorist assists and personnel escort requests. On-Campus parking enforcement is handled through this unit.
The Special Services Division is responsible for communications, systems monitoring and criminal investigations. The satellite University and Hospital buildings' Security personnel are part of this division as well.
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, Emergency Management, and Parking and Transportation Services. These services include human resources management, benefits, payroll, recruitment, purchasing and accounting. The Professional Standards and Accreditation for CALEA and IAHSS unit, the People and Plans unit, Police records/fingerprinting services, and technology support are also part of the Administration Division.