The Department has mutual aid agreements with the Pikeville City Police, the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and the Kentucky State Police, allowing for cooperation in enforcement activities and the sharing of information. The University of Pikeville Police Department officers provide a positive image to visitors and members of the campus community, whether it is providing directions, parking information or just offering a friendly welcome.

Our officers represent this University as a group of caring and professional people, intent upon enhancing a friendly atmosphere. Necessary enforcement includes using alternatives to arrest when reasonable. Our participation in athletic and special events ensures that all aspects of planning consider the safety and security of all participants. Officers provide professional crowd control and traffic regulation before, during and after such events.

Students and staff find our office personnel willing to share statistics, insights and experiences as a basis for class reports or vocational interests. The University of Pikeville Police Department officers seek proactive means to avoid problems and situations, whether it is suggesting an added security measure, providing insight on planned activities or using investigative analysis to assign a deterrent force.

For the University of Pikeville Police Department, “service” is not just a word or a part of a catchy slogan, but a way of life. Services such as motorist assist, money transports and emergency notifications are handled routinely. Safety hazard inspections are routinely held to ensure the safety of each and every person in our campus community.

Overall, the department believes in providing proactive enforcement of law and University regulations as a service to you, the University community.


Facilities Access

The University of Pikeville is comprised of many buildings that serve varied functions and satisfy the diverse needs of its students, faculty and staff. These facilities are readily accessible to students, faculty and staff during normal working hours.

It is the University of Pikeville policy to lock the doors of buildings that are not in use. However, when working or studying in buildings after normal working hours, it is suggested that individual offices be locked, based upon the assumption that unrestrictive access to the building is possible. Residence halls have open access between the hours of 12 noon to midnight Sunday through Thursday, 12 noon to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. During non-access hours, residence hall doors are locked, although instances of propped doors have occurred. Residents are encouraged to take security precautions in the halls and rooms. Individual rooms should be locked at all times for your safety.

Lost and Found

The University of Pikeville lost and found is located at the Police Department. The University of Pikeville Police Department will maintain a database of items reported missing and crosscheck them with items submitted to lost and found. The identified owners will be notified immediately, and arrangements will be made to return the property. Any unidentifiable or unclaimed property will be held for three months.

Medical Emergency

Steps to take in medical emergencies:

  1. Do not move the patient unless his or her life is in danger.
  2. Have someone stay with the patient until help arrives.
  3. If on campus, call Public Safety. If off campus dial 911. Tell them your name, your exact location and a brief description of the problem. Do not hang up until told to do so.
  4. Meet emergency personnel to guide them to the patient.

Natural Disasters

The following information is offered as a guideline to aid you in determining what action you should take in the event of severe weather.

  • Tornado WATCH: This means conditions are such that storms capable of producing a tornado may develop.
  • Tornado WARNING: This means that either a tornado has been sighted or it is highly probable that one will develop. Persons should seek immediate shelter in a basement or lower floor, interior corridors or interior rooms. If you are in an open-span area such as a gymnasium, auditorium or warehouse, go to the wall farthest from windows or glass, crouch down against the wall and protect your head with your arms. Stay away from windows and exterior doors.
  • Severe Thunderstorm WATCH: Conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
  • Severe Thunderstorm WARNING: Issued when a thunderstorm produces hail ¾ of an inch in diameter or larger and/or winds which equal or exceed 58 mph. Severe thunderstorms can result in the loss of life and/or property.
  • Flash Flood WATCH: Indicates that flash flooding is possible in and close to the watch area. Those in the area are urged to be ready to take quick action if a flash flood warning is issued or flooding is observed.
  • Flash Flood WARNING: Signifies a dangerous situation where rapid flooding of small rivers, streams, creeks or urban areas are imminent or already occurring.
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