Meet DPS

Here to Serve

Public Safety officer on a bicycle

Officers in the Department of Public Safety (DPS) are commissioned as peace officers through the Secretary of Justice. They regularly attend training and are certified in first aid, automated external defibrillators and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Public safety officer in office

DPS officers work closely with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and attend meetings with their counterparts from the Lexington police department, the Fayette County sheriff's office, Kentucky State Police and the University of Kentucky Police Department regarding common problems and criminal activity in the area.

Public Safety
(859) 233-8118

Addison, Ed
Security Guard

Cecil, Elizabeth
Full-Time Peace Officer

Cecil, Nolan
Part-Time Peace Officer

Day, David
Part Time Peace Officer

Emery, Erik
Administrative Assistant & Clery Compliance Officer Department of Public Safety

Gowdy, Robert
Director of Public Safety

Harney, Franklin
Part Time Peace Officer

Lamb, Randall
Peace Officer Lieutenant

McClure, Joseph
Peace Officer Lieutenant

Miller, Brian
Peace Officer -Lieutenant

Oney, Robert
Full-Time Dispatcher

Privett, Roderick
Full-Time Peace Officer

Scott, Howard Wayne
Full-Time Dispatcher

Shewmaker, David Hunter
Part-Time Peace Officer/Dispatcher

Wright, Wayne
Part-Time Peace Officer

Villalobos, Bernard
Peace Officer