As a parent, there is no single more important question to ask during the college search process than, “Will my child be safe?” When you come to visit us, talk to UNK students or their parents and they’ll most likely tellyou the reason they chose to come here, above all, is because it felt like a safe, community-centered environment they could call “home”.
The Department of Police and Parking Services at UNK is a highly effective and efficient department, largely because of the close interaction and open lines of communication it has with the University as a whole. The Department offers a full range of police, parking, and safety resources around the clock to ensure a safe environment for the entire UNK campus community.
The Police division of the Department of Police and Parking Services consists of full and part-time officers who conduct area patrols, enforce federal, state, and local law, as well as UNK policies and coordinate crime prevention programs
Annual Campus Security, Crime Awareness and Fire Report
UNK is committed to assisting all members of the UNK community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security and fire compliance document is available on the University web site at Clery Report 2014 (PDF)
If you would like to receive a copy of this information, you can stop by the Police and Parking Services office at 2507 19th Avenue, General Services Building, Kearney, NE 68849 or you can request a copy be mailed to you by calling (308) 865-8517.
Information contained in this publication/web site include policies and procedures on firearms and concealed weapons, drugs and alcohol, missing persons, sexual misconduct, and crime reporting, emergency management, evacuation, campus notification, and disciplinary actions. Other topics include University law enforcement authority, crime prevention programming, sex offender registry, fire safety information and other matters related to security on campus. It also contains criminal and fire statistics for the previous three years concerning reports that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UNK, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to campus. Other information related to the drug-free schools and campuses regulations can be found here. www.unk.edu/student_affairs/drug_free_statement.pdf
Daily Crime and Fire Log
Police and Parking Services document a Daily Crime and Fire Log that details the date, time, location, and description of crimes that occur on campus. This log is available to the general public at the Police and Parking Services Office, General Services building, 2507 19th Avenue Kearney, NE and is maintained for a minimum of 60 days. Requests for the crime log information in excess of the 60 day period will be honored within 2 business days.
Campus Security Authority (CSA)
Individuals who are identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) under Clery are required to report crimes that are to be included in the Annual Crime Security, Crime Awareness and Fire Report. CSA's are defined as campus police or security department, any individual who has responsibility for campus security such as those who monitor access to campus facilities, work event security or perform escort services, any individual or organization specified by University policy or an officail of the institution who has "significant responsibility for students and campus activities". An official is defined as any person who has the authority and the duty to take action to respond to particular issues on behalf of the institution.
If you are a CSA and need to report an incident we encourage you to call an Officer at (303) 627-4811. You may also complete one of the below CSA reporting forms and send it to University Police and Parking Serivces at firstname.lastname@example.org or to 2507 19th Avenue, General Services Building, Kearney, NE 68849.