The University of Louisville Police Department (ULPD) protects and serves the University community by providing professional law enforcement and security services. ULPD is a fully commissioned police department and a member of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Agencies (IACLEA) with a staff of forty-seven (47) full time sworn police officers and thirty (30) non-sworn security officers. ULPD Officers are responsible for a full range of public safety services, including crime reports, investigations, medical/injury response, fire emergencies, traffic collisions, enforcement of state and local laws and all other incidents that require police assistance.
Officers conduct patrol by car, motorcycle, foot, bicycle and/or ATV 24 hours a day, seven days per week. ULPD has the responsibility for law enforcement at the UofL Belknap Campus, HSC Campus, and Shelby Campus and on streets running through and adjacent to these locations. ULPD has county-wide law enforcement jurisdiction obtained through an interagency agreement with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
The Kentucky Law Enforcement Professional Standards Committee awarded the ULPD a Certificate of Accreditation. This certificate states that ULPD has fulfilled all the accreditation standards as established by the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police. Public Safety is part of ULPD and consist of Emergency Management and Fire Safety.
As a community of more than 30,000 members, the University of Louisville experiences traffic accidents, injuries, crimes, and other emergencies. All students, staff, faculty, and visitors are strongly encouraged to report all campus crimes and safety related issues to the University Police. If it is an emergency, dial 911, or (502) 852-6111 for non-emergencies. Our telecommunication center is part of the 911 Emergency System and has direct radio communications with Louisville Metro Safe Dispatch Center, fire, and other first responders. All University of Louisville properties with an automatic fire alarm system, and/or equipped with an intrusion and duress alarm are electronically monitored by telecommunications center. A trained telecommunicator will direct the appropriate police response to the emergency or suspicious activity. The university police tele-communications center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The tele-communications center is equipped with a telecommunications device (TTD) for communications with the hearing impaired. These services are available to all eligible students, faculty, and staff regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.