Police Services

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  • K-9 Unit

    UNLV Police K-9 Unit officers have trained for over 288 hours with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's K-9 Unit.

  • Police Services Patrol

    UNLV Police utilize automobile, bicycle, and Enduro motorized bikes to keep the UNLV community safe.

  • Detectives Unit

    Police Services' detectives conduct background checks, review all police reports, and handle a variety of other investigative responsibilities to keep the UNLV community safe.

  • Community Relations & Crime Prevention

    Police Services also offers ways for you to learn how to protect yourself and your property. Visit our Community Outreach page and learn about our self-defense classes and more.

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  • Units & Services

    We provide a wide variety of services to the public, from police and security services to public records and legal services — most of them free. Follow the link below to learn more about our services.  


In 1965, Nevada Revised Statute 396.325 became law, giving our Board of Regents the authority to create a police department for the Nevada university system. On June 11, 1965, the Board of Regents created the University of Nevada Police. Since that time, university police officers have served the UNLV community. In 1972, the Board of Regents founded an independent police department for UNLV.

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