A letter from the chief

Welcome to the University of Kansas Public Safety Office website. The University of Kansas places a high priority on the personal safety of its students, faculty, staff and visitors and the protection of property. The KU Public Safety Office is committed to the University mission, as well as to providing a secure atmosphere conducive to the academic, research, employment and living environment of its community.

Our staff consists of 45 full-time employees, including 28 commissioned police officers certified by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and who have the same power and authority as any other police officer in the State of Kansas. All police officers must be certified by the State of Kansas and must complete required training.

In addition, we have nine safety and security officers. They respond to door unlocks and fire calls.

The Public Safety Office operates an emergency communications center which receives calls for assistance and is responsible for dispatching necessary resources as required.

Quality service is of the utmost importance to me and feedback from the community assists in assuring that our department is responsible to its constituencies.


Ralph V. Oliver

Ralph V. Oliver, Chief of Police
Ralph V. Oliver
Chief of Police

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.