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Overview of Divisions

It is the policy of the University of Kansas Medical Center Public Safety Department to provide general law enforcement, criminal investigations, order maintenance, emergency response, and day-to day security measures 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 Public Safety Department is comprised of three major organizational elements: Police Services Division, Security Services Division, and the Parking and Transportation Services Division.

Police Services Division

There are six Units that comprise the Division of Police Services: Administration, Crime Prevention and Community Engagement, Emergency Management/Communications, Patrol and Professional Standards, and Strategic Services.

Administration Unit

The Administration Unit 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. These services include human resources management, benefits, payroll, recruitment, on-boarding and civilian training, official Public Safety communiques, reports and evidence management, fingerprinting services, and internal technology support.

Crime Prevention and Community Engagement Unit

The Crime Prevention and Community Engagement Unit is responsible for providing information to new-hires, training on R.A.D. and other safety programs, and connection to many resources for our campus community. The new aspect of Community Engagement is to better assist the Public Safety department with engaging with both the campus community and the larger community that our campus is within, to improve relationships and forge new partnerships.

Emergency Management/Communications Unit

The Emergency Management/Communications Unit is comprised of personnel handling the Emergency Management needs of the Public Safety Department, as well as the Communications staff.  Communications staff are the hub of activity as they handle the phone calls, radio traffic, alarms, and dispatching needs, not only of Public Safety, but of other departments across both the University and the Hospital. The Public Safety SharePoint sites are also managed within this unit.

Patrol Unit

The most visible component of the Police Division is the Patrol Unit, 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 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. Bicycle patrol units are part of this division as well. There are staff members of this unit on both the Main Campus and the Strawberry Hill Campus.

Professional Standards Unit

The Professional Standards Unit is responsible for managing the documentation and update of written policy for Public Safety to provide clear and consistent guidance for daily operations.  Staff of this unit also manage the CALEA Accreditation process, background processes for hiring, and complaint investigations.

Strategic Services Unit

The Strategic Services Unit is responsible for Criminal Investigations and providing/scheduling training programs for the Police Officers.

Security Services Division

Director Robert Gibson, CHSS

Our Vision
The Security Services Division of Public Safety is dedicated to maintaining and promoting a safe and secure environment for our diverse community. Our customer service-orientated Healthcare Security Professionals pledge to care for, assist and serve our patients, visitors, staff, and students with integrity & professionalism.

Administrative Security Services Unit

Responsible for the new hire onboarding, policy & procedure review, Baldridge framework initiative, IAHSS compliance and works closely with the public safety learning & development specialist to develop security training throughout the division.

Hospital Security Services Unit

Staffed with non-commissioned, unarmed security personnel who handle static post assignments on the main campus to include: Maternal Surveillance protection, Emergency Room magnetometer entrances and ambulance bay, Medical Pavilion, Hospital after-hours visitor entrance and magnetometer screening, traffic control to include crosswalk safety and Surgical ICU waiting room monitoring.

Field Security Services Unit

Staffed with non-commissioned, unarmed security officers who handle static parking lot/garage patrols, parking enforcement, blue phone safety inspections, patient/visitor/employee mobile escorts, tire inflations, Cambridge Tower security patrols and after-hours visitor magnetometer, Rehabilitation after-hours visitor-controlled access entrance, Westwood Campus security & Cancer Research Center (CRC) security.

Behavioral Health Security Services Unit

Compromised of 3 satellite KU Health Systems locations which include: Strawberry Hill, Marillac and Indian Creek campuses. Staffed with non-commissioned, unarmed security officers who perform internal and external static foot patrols. Provide jump starts, employee escorts, blue phone inspections, front entrance security visitor-controlled access and magnetometer screening.

Parking and Transportation Services Division

The Parking and Transportation Services Division of Public Safety manages/maintains the parking lots and structures, collects fees for parking services, manages the bus transport services for the campus, and the parking enforcement needs. Office staff members also manage the purchasing/accounting needs of the Public Safety Department. For further information: visit the Parking Services website.

Public Safety

University of Kansas Medical Center
Public Safety Department
Mail Stop 1004
2100 West 36th Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-5030
Fax: 913-588-5124