This division of the University of Kentucky Police Department was created in November 2011. Previously, this unit was called the Division of Emergency Management.
This unit oversees disaster and other emergency planning, mitigation, and response/recovery. The unit supports the entire campus in regards to preparedness and provide templates and oversight for each building's emergency action plan (BEAP). The unit manages UK Alert, the university's emergency notification system and coordinates development of and training/exercises on emergency procedures. They also coordinate and provide, in conjunction with UKPD, specialized training programs such as Active Shooter information sessions on campus.