Eastern Kentucky University Police Department

  • Agency: Eastern Kentucky University Police Department
  • Address: 521 Lancaster Avenue, Mattox Hall, Richmond, 40475 KY
  • Chief:
Phone: 859 622-1111
Fax: (859) 624-2947
Website:

Eastern Kentucky University Police Department is located at 521 Lancaster Avenue, Mattox Hall, Richmond, 40475 KY. The Eastern Kentucky University Police Department phone number is 859 622-1111.

Eastern Kentucky University Police Department News

Officer K assessing the scene and calling in resources!

We are honored Madison County Youth in Action chose Sgt. Early as their EKU Officer of the Year! Congratulations, Sgt. Early!

Want to get made up for Halloween?!?! OK - Not for Halloween but made up with all kinds of scary looking injuries ... Ever wonder how it feels to help Emergency Responders practice their skills and prepare to save lives? Then you are in luck - Please Read On!!! We are still in need of volunteers to play the role of victims! On October 24th, the Division of Public Safety, and the Madison County EMA, will be hosting a Full Scale Aircraft Accident Exercise at the Central Kentucky Regional Airport. For this exercise, we are seeking 13 participants as well as a few backups to act as “victims” for the first responders to decon, triage, and treat. The participants will be moulaged up to simulate various injuries. As faculty and staff members, we would dearly appreciate it if you could share this information with your students, faculty, and staff. We believe this will also provide a good hands on experience and opportunity to observe stakeholders in the fields that they may be joining at some point in the future. Victims are asked to report to the Main Hangar at Central Kentucky Regional Airport at 124 Madison Airport Road, Richmond, Kentucky; Phone 859-986-3913, no later than 2PM for Make Up and Instructions. The exercise is planned for 4PM to 6:30PM. A boxed meal will be provided toward the end of the exercise. Please remember to register and contact us ahead of Wednesday. Wear old clothing (long pants and long sleeve shirt) that can be stained, cut, ruined, and discarded. Wear a layer consisting of at least a t-shirt and shorts under your outer (to be trashed) clothing. Victims will be taken to the crash site to be placed in or near the “fuselage” (a bus will be used) no later than 3:45PM. Theatrical blood may or may not be placed on victims until they are walked to the crash site. Plastic will be put down in the meeting room to guard against any make up being spilled. Plastic will also be put down for the victims to rest on while waiting for rescue, decon, triage, and treatment. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you think would be interested in participating. ***Anyone interested should contact Charlie Daab or Gary Folckemer at their earliest convenience.*** ***And ask them to register at the registration link below: https://emergency.eku.edu/aircraft Thank you all for your assistance and participation. Respectfully Gary Folckemer and Charles Daab 859-622-8987

Can you identify this person? He is being sought for questioning regarding a theft of a wallet and fraudulent use of a credit card. Seen here at College Food Mart at the corner of Lancaster Avenue & Barnes Mill Road on September 30, 2018. Call Detective Courtney Collins 622-7048 or 622-1111 (Dispatch).You can also provide information anonymously at http://police.eku.edu/eku-tip-reporting

EKU Test: Eastern Kentucky University is conducting a scheduled test of the Emergency Notification System. If this had been an actual emergency, a brief description of the event and other pertinent information would have been included in this message. ************************************************************************************* Your Safety: Your safety is very important to EKU. Maintaining your safety is a joint responsibility, between you, the University, and emergency response agencies. The person most responsible for your safety is you. Here is some important advice so that you can take responsibility for your own personal safety and make informed decisions about actions you can take in an emergency. Do You Know What To Do in a Dangerous Situation? The Division of Public Safety is available to conduct Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures Test Exercises for any group or member of the EKU community upon request. For more information, or to schedule a test exercise, please contact EKU Emergency Management at 859-622-8987, 859-622-1111, or email gary.folckemer@eku.edu. You can always be more involved in emergency preparedness by reviewing your Emergency Action Plans located at: https://emergency.eku.edu/sites/emergency.eku.edu/files/1_eku_general_emergency_action_plan_-_template_-_10042018.pdf and https://emergency.eku.edu/building-emergency-action-plans Reporting Incidents and Calling for Help: The EKU Police Department is open 24 hours a day. All criminal activity and other emergencies on the Richmond Campus should be reported immediately by dialing 911 from any campus telephone or, if by cell phone, 859-622-1919 (we recommend programming this into your speed dial). Non-emergency calls can be made by dialing 859-622-1111. Deaf or hard of hearing individuals may access the Department's TDD by calling 859-622-6279 and/or they may text message someone who can inform authorities. Be sure to specify where you are; whether you are on EKU’s campuses, and your exact location. And if you see something or know something that you think is suspicious, say something. Contact University Police at 911 or 859-622-1111. Also know that you can report tips at: http://police.eku.edu/eku-tip-reporting. ************************************************************************************* Emergency Management would like to remind the community that we are all empowered and responsible for our own safety. When emergencies occur, first responders will be summoned and will respond to the scene of the incident. Responder priorities will be to stabilize the event, protect human life and health, protect the environment, and protect property. Help will come, but it will take some time to get to all affected individuals. The EKU Emergency Action Plans were written to provide everyone with practical information, which can be used to make good decisions, and help individuals to be safe in times of crisis. The Emergency Action Plans inform you of what you can do, and the Emergency Notification System informs you that there is an emergency. With Rave Mobile Safety, you can manage your own contact information. We encourage you to review your information on a regular basis, and make changes to it as your circumstances change. It is easy to maintain your information. You can use this link and follow the instructions to manage your contacts. http://emergency.eku.edu/sites/emergency.eku.edu/files/emergency_notification_system_-_contact_information_management.pdf ************************************************************************************* This concludes the test of the EKU Emergency Notification System.

Don't forget! The EKU Police Department is sponsoring a FREE, 2 day Women’s Self-Defense class on September 28, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and September 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Perkins Building. The class will consist of 12 hours of hands on learning in a safe environment. Participants will learn: risk recognition, reduction awareness and avoidance, and practical self-defense techniques. Participants will be able to practice the learned techniques and get a chance to use them during a simulated attack. This very important course is offered free to all female students, faculty, staff, and alumni. To sign up, or for more information, send an email to Telecommunicator Lauren Early at lauren.early@eku.edu stating your interest in taking the class. Please be sure to include your name and a contact phone number.

EKU EXERCISE ALL CLEAR: The simulated emergency has passed. Please resume your normal activities. THIS WAS ONLY A TEST.

EKU TEST EXERCISE MESSAGE: A scheduled community-wide exercise is being conducted in Madison County. See your EKU Email for more information. THIS IS A TEST.

September 28 at 6:00 PM to 10:00 P.M Mark your calendar! The EKU Police Department is sponsoring a FREE, 2 day Women’s Self-Defense class on September 28, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and September 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Perkins Building. The class will consist of 12 hours of hands on learning in a safe environment. Participants will learn: risk recognition, reduction awareness and avoidance, and practical self-defense techniques. Participants will be able to practice the learned techniques and get a chance to use them during a simulated attack. This very important course is offered free to all female students, faculty, staff, and alumni. To sign up, or for more information, send an email to Telecommunicator Lauren Early at lauren.early@eku.edu stating your interest in taking the class. Please be sure to include your name and a contact phone number.

Our officers had a great time sharing at the Citizen's Police Academy!

Eastern Kentucky University will host a series of programs and service projects on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in remembrance of heroes who have served their communities and nation since the tragic events on that date in 2001. All programs are open to the campus and local community. The National Day of Remembrance and Service is the culmination of an effort originally launched in 2002 by family members of those directly affected by the events of September 11, 2001, to honor victims of the attacks, as well as first responders and veterans. Click the link for full schedule of events.

E K U Alert: The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Madison County has expired.

E K U Alert: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for Madison County Kentucky until further notice.

Mark your calendar! The EKU Police Department is sponsoring a FREE, 2 day Women’s Self-Defense class on August 31, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and September 1, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. (location to be announced). The class will consist of 12 hours of hands on learning in a safe environment. Participants will learn: risk recognition, reduction awareness and avoidance, and practical self-defense techniques. Participants will be able to practice the learned techniques and get a chance to use them during a simulated attack. This very important course is offered free to all female students, faculty, staff, and alumni. To sign up, or for more information, send an email to Telecommunicator Lauren Early at lauren.early@eku.edu stating your interest in taking the class. Please be sure to include your name and a contact phone number.

Welcome, Colonels! As we get started with our first day of classes, Chief Mullins would like to remind you of the following simple things you can do to keep you and your property safe: Download the free LiveSafe app from Google Play or the iTunes store. • Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid walking alone after dark. Take a shuttle bus or call EKU Police for a foot escort. • Tell a roommate or friend where you are and when to expect you. • If you go out with friends, stay together and don’t get separated. Watch out for each other. • Do not let strangers into your room. • Don’t drink to the point your decision making ability is impaired. Don’t drink with people you don’t know. • Do not leave your valuables unattended for any period of time. Always secure your office or residence hall room when it is unoccupied. • Remove all valuables from your vehicle and ensure that it is secured when parked. • If you notice any suspicious activity in or around University residence halls or facilities, contact the EKU Police Department immediately at 622-1111. • Register for RAVE notifications by logging into EKU Direct and clicking on RAVE Mobile Safety from the main menu. • Like the EKU Police Department page on Facebook and follow @EKUPolice on Twitter. Other crime prevention tips are available on the EKU Police Department Web site, http://police.eku.edu/crime-prevention

Welcome to campus,Class of 2022 AND welcome back to all our students!

Exercise Next Month: This is a test of the EKU Alert System. There will be an exercise next month related to a chemical release. Please see EKU Email for more.

E K U Alert: All Clear: The emergency condition has ended. It is safe to resume normal activities. Incident involved Richmond Police and was off campus. Madison County 911 informed us of a situation occurring off campus with Richmond Police searching for an individual they believed may be armed. The subject fled in an unknown direction of travel. Because of the proximity to campus, we issued the alert out of an abundance of caution.

E K U Alert: Madison County 911 advise male subject was possibly headed away from campus in the direction of First Baptist Church.

E K U Alert: Dangerous Situation reported on or near Richmond Campus involving possibly armed individual with intent to do harm. Police are responding. Updates to follow. Secure In Place: Secure your hiding place by locking or barricading doors and windows. Conceal yourself and take cover. If a person enters your building with a weapon, immediately evacuate the building. If a person is seen outdoors with a weapon, seek shelter in the nearest unsecured building or leave the area. Warn other people in the area, provide assistance as you are able, and try to remain calm. Protect yourself. Avoid the area or hide out, by seeking shelter, and taking cover, in a secure place within a building. You should look for small, interior, securable, spaces to hide out in.

The Eastern Kentucky University Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency and is accredited by the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police. The department has an authorized strength of 24 sworn police officers with full law enforcement authority throughout Madison County. Eastern Officers possess statewide authority to investigate criminal offenses that pertain to Eastern Kentucky University. Officers attend the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training Basic Police Academy located on the campus of EKU. Upon completion of the academy officers will be assigned to ride with an experienced field training officer for a minimum of 12 weeks before being assigned to solo patrol duties. The police department consists of the following operations/divisions: 1. Patrol 2. Bike Patrol 3. Criminal Investigations Unit 4. One EKU Police Officer assigned full time to the F.B.I. Joint Terrorism Task Force 5. Explosive Detection K-9 unit The department offers the following attractive compensation/benefit package: Salary: Entry level prior to and while in police academy - $17.30/hr Academy Graduate to 3 years L.E. experience*- $19.23/hr 3 years or more L.E. experience- $20.43/hr *Lateral applicants with more than 3 years of experience at another police agency start out at the higher pay rate. Officers employed for 3 years at EKUPD receive senior patrol status and qualify for the higher pay rate as well. Benefits: -Competitive Health/Dental Plans for Employee, Family or Sponsored Dependent -KERS Hazardous Duty Retirement Plan -Free college tuition waiver for employee, spouses, dependent children, and sponsored dependents. 6 undergrad/Grad hours a semester for employee, and -12 hours a semester for other eligible family members. -4/10 work schedule for officers- 52 more days off a year than traditional 5/8 work week. -Ample Overtime Opportunities available. -More paid time off Holiday/Vacation time than other law enforcement agencies. Apply today! https://jobs.eku.edu/postings/7787

Convocation has begun! Start of classes must be right around the corner!