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Welcome to the University of Nebraska Kearney. The University of Nebraska Kearney Police Department’s #1 goal is the safety of all students, faculty, staff and visitors to our campus. The dedicated professionals of the UNK Police Department work hard to achieve that goal and to make this University the safest in the country. The University of Nebraska Kearney Police Officers have completed the State of Nebraska Police Officers Standards and Training and are commissioned by the Nebraska State Patrol.
Members of this department are highly trained and experienced officers who continue to receive additional training in areas such as investigations, domestic violence, crime prevention and other areas in order to have the ability to handle and control any event that may arise. We want you to feel secure and safe when on our campus and a well-trained and prepared Police Department helps to achieve that goal.
Besides enforcing all local, state and federal laws and providing for your safety, we also provide other services to the UNK community. We will provide escorts from class late at night and provide FREE Basic Self Defense classes throughout the year. In short, we stand ready to assist you in any way possible to assure your safety and to help you achieve your goal of a college education, so please do not hesitate to call on us at any time.
You will find some additional information on this page concerning safety, crime prevention tips, and steps you may employ to reduce the possibility of criminal activity. We encourage you to take a few minutes to review this information.
Once again, all of the members of the University of Nebraska Kearney Police Department extend a heartfelt welcome to you.
Chief James (Jim) F. Davis
Director of Police and Parking Services
The UNK Police Department 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, emergency management and safety resources around the clock to ensure a safe environment for the entire UNK campus community.
The Police Department 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
2501 19th Avenue
Kearney, NE 68849
Phone (308) 865-8911
Fax (308) 865-8993
For Emergency, dial 911
2501 19th Avenue
Kearney, NE 68849
Phone (308) 865-8367
Fax (308) 865-8993
Annual Campus Security 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 2016 (PDF)
If you would like to receive a copy of this information, you can stop by the UNK Police Department at 2501 19th Avenue, Facilities Building, Kearney, NE 68849 or you can request a copy be mailed to you by calling (308) 865-8911.
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.
Daily Crime and Fire Log
UNK Police documents 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 Department, Facilities building, 2501 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 Security 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 official 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 (308) 865-8911. You may also complete one of the below CSA reporting forms and send it to University Police at firstname.lastname@example.org or to 2501 19th Avenue, Facilities Building, Kearney, NE 68849.