How to Contact Police Services: 9-1-1 and 3-1-1 Telephone Services on Campus
In the event of an emergency, students, faculty, and staff have a quick and efficient means for communication with the UNLV Department of Police Services. By dialing 9-1-1 on any campus landline, or (702) 895-3669 from your cellphone, you will be put in contact with the UNLV Police Communications Dispatch Center on campus. This direct connection between UNLV landlines and the university's emergency police dispatchers significantly reduces the amount of time necessary for police and emergency responders to be sent to your location.
It should be noted that anyone dialing 9-1-1 from a cellphone will connect directly with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and their police dispatchers will then connect these calls to the UNLV Police. To save time, those with smartphones can download our RebelSAFE app for free on either iTunes or the Google Play Store. One of the many functions of the RebelSAFE app is that you can call the UNLV Police 9-1-1 line directly and skip Las Vegas Metro. This is a great option to have for a more immediate response from UNLV Police.
The 3-1-1 number is a communications service that supplements the department's current non-emergency number. It should be noted that anyone calling from a cellphone or non-campus landline should still dial (702) 895-3668 for non-emergencies in order to directly connect with the Department of Police Services. Any attempts to dial 3-1-1 from your cellphone or non-campus landline will put you in contact with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's non-emergency line instead of the UNLV Police's non-emergency line.
Remember, 9-1-1 is an emergency number and should only be used in the case of an immediate emergency or crime in progress. All other calls for non-emergency police assistance should be made by dialing either 3-1-1 from a landline or (702) 895-3668 from a cellphone.