About the University of Kansas Police Department
- In an effort to understand how the KU Medical Center Police and Public Safety Department can better serve you, we have partnered with the National Police Foundation's National Law Enforcement Applied Research and Data Platform (NPF). On our behalf the NPF is conducting a confidential survey to help improve KU Public Safety, and the larger law enforcement community. From your responses KU Public Safety will be able to compare their services, personnel and community perceptions, and programs with those of other agencies across the country.
The NPF Platform is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. The information obtained through these surveys will help the department improve policies, procedures, training and operations, as well as contribute to the law enforcement profession.
- The next Rape Aggression Defense Training (RAD) will be held March 1st and 2nd. It is available to all TUKHS and KUMC Affiliates and their family members. Family members can attend for $99.00 and must be 16 or older with parental consent. TO SIGN UP:
The primary mission of the University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department is to promote a safe environment conducive to education, research, health care, and employment. The accomplishment of this goal requires the concerted effort of every professional found within the University Police Department. Whether or not you ever need the direct services offered by the department, this goal is being conscientiously pursued on your behalf.
Our departmental vision is to operate with the highest standards of excellence and intergrity in all areas.
Message from Chief Johnson
The University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department has a rich history of serving the University of Kansas Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. The department is celebrating our 40th anniversary this year. As part of our core values and guiding principles, we place the highest reverence on the value of human life and are committed to conducting ourselves in a manner that will instill public confidence and trust in our services and integrity. Our sole purpose is to benefit and serve our students, employees, patients and visitors on the KU Medical Center campus.
The University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department operates around the clock each day of the year and responds to all reports of crimes that occur on campus and other properties owned and operated by the University of Kansas. The police department is the point of origin for all emergency services as well as a variety of university services after normal business hours. My commitment to you is to provide a professional police department staffed and equipped to serve this community. In return, I ask that you consider what you can do to protect yourself and your property by taking advantage of our services and following our safety tips provided on this website. Please feel free to contact any of our Public Safety Divisions with questions you may have.
Richard L. Johnson
Chief of Police and Associate Vice Chancellor of Public Safety
The University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and is one of only seven Kansas law enforcement agencies and the state's first and only university police department to earn "the gold standard in public safety."