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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 five 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 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.


Security Operations and Hospital Security Services

The Security Operations and Hospital Security Services Divisions are staffed with non-commissioned, non-armed Security personnel that handle static assignments and other calls for service on the main campus as well as several satellite areas.


The Security Operations Division is assigned to handle the outside duties and the satellite areas such as the buildings in Fairway and Westwood.  Calls for service include motorist assists and personnel escort requests. On-Campus parking enforcement is handled through this unit.


The Hospital Security Services Division handles the static assignments on the Mother/Baby and Pediatric Units as well as the front of the main hospital, the Medical Office Building and two metal detector entrances.


Strategic Services

The Strategic Services Division is responsible for Crime Prevention and community interaction, the Professional Standards and Accreditation for CALEA and IAHSS unit, criminal investigations, training, vehicle and equipment management.  Police records/fingerprinting services, and technology support are also part of the Strategic Services Division.



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 People and Plans unit is also part of the Administration Division.

Last modified: Aug 25, 2018