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The mission of the Northern Kentucky University Police Department is to serve, educate, and protect the public through community collaboration, problem recognition, problem resolution and police action.

Our Core Values

A firm adherence to moral principles

Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching.  It is the consistency between values and actions, and holding ourselves to a higher standard.

Faithfulness or devotion

Loyalty is a commitment to this department, to NKU, and to the community at large. We do not stand idly by as anyone attempts to harm any of the above nor do we act in opposition to the mission or goals of the above. 

The ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation

We are courageous not just physically in the face of hardship, pain, or other threats; but also morally in our ability to act rightly where unpopular or when others cannot or will not act. 

The behavior embodiment of our community and our professional expectations

We recognize that we represent ourselves, our department, our university, and our profession. We carry ourselves in a manner positively representing all of the above.

The ability to change or bend as dynamic situations or community needs dictate

We recognize that policing an institution of higher learning often calls upon officers to be many things to many people. We accept our role willingly and strive to serve the community to the best of our ability, regardless of circumstances.

Creating a culture of openness and inclusion that values diversity in people and ideas

We acknowledge and embrace the diversity in the community we serve and strive to ensure diversity is reflected in all levels of our organization. 

Northern Kentucky University
Police Department

415 Old Johns Hill Road
Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099

Phone: (859) 572-5500
Fax: (859) 572-6991

Our People

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Our People