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University Police Services News

University Police Services is responsible for providing both police and security services to the College of Southern Nevada, Desert Research Institute, Nevada State University, and UNLV campus communities. Our services include, but are not limited to, patrol services (auto, bicycle, foot, police cart), lost and found services, student security escort services, and safety education. We operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Current Police Services News

red banners on a campus that read UNLV
Campus News |

The UNLV Support Team helps struggling students find success.

Community members participate in Teen Driver Safety Day.
Campus News |

A mock crash, 911 audio, emergency response, presentations from a trauma surgeon and fatality team investigators, and more are part of free July 26 event for teen drivers.

A man looks at a bank of eight computer monitors
People |

Current student and full-time dispatcher is the first line of defense when people call University Police Services.

Gregg Maye sitting in a chair
People |

UNLV's assistant director of emergency management has helped lead UNLV through a yearlong (and counting) crisis.

Portrait of Officer Ryan Willman of UNLV Campus Police Services
People |

As he patrols campus, police officer Ryan Willman enjoys seeing students and picking up on the energy they project.

Sergeant Toni Summerlin, on patrol during the coronavirus campus closure.
People |

This police sergeant says she’s touched by the support the UNLV community is showing its campus police force during these unusual times.

Police Services In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

Things are looking a little different as UNLV students and professors return to campus this semester. From therapy dogs and new security measures that are now in place — all of these efforts are part of UNLV’s Rebel Recovery Program.

Nevada Independent

The move would allow the department to rehire retired officers, mirroring a similar designation from the agency in 2022.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5

The event will run from 3:30-5 p.m. on Feb. 27.


It’s already been two months since the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus shooting in early December that left three professors dead and one seriously injured. The shooter was killed by UNLV police.


It has been almost two months since a deadly shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas left three university staff members dead.

Nevada Independent

The start of classes Tuesday marks the first time students will return to in-person classes since last month’s shooting that left 3 dead.

Recent Police Services Accomplishments

UPD Detective Nathaniel Drum and UPD Officer Damian Garcia were recognized at the annual Peace Officer Memorial ceremony held Friday May 3, 2024, in Reno, Nevada. Joined by hundreds of police officers from the State of Nevada, and Vice President for Public Safety Adam Garcia, the officers were cited for their quick, and heroic actions to stop the…
Adam Garcia (Public Safety Services) gave a presentation to the Nevada Sheriffs and Chief's Association in Reno on May 1 providing updates, lessons learned, and the path forward related to the Dec. 6, 2023, mass shooting at UNLV's Beam Hall. The presentation was also meant to provide an in-person recognition of the many law enforcement agencies…
The University Police Services Southern Command is pleased to announce the recent graduation of assistant director Tod Miller from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University. Miller has successfully completed the 22-week Staff and Command program held in Evanston, Illinois. This program, which was …
Adam Garcia (University Police Services, Southern Command) has been selected to serve on the Nevada Police Foundation Board of Directors. The foundation provides support to law enforcement officers and their families in times of need such as the death of an officer and subsequent assistance to the family, a major medical incident that results in a…
Vice president for Public Safety Services and director of University Police Adam Garcia was elected to the executive leadership board of the University and College section of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) at their annual conference held in Dallas, Texas, on October 15-17. More than 16,000 law enforcement professionals…
Yuri Graves (Police Services) recently was elected president for Region IX of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). The region includes Nevada, Arizona, California, Hawaii, and the Pacific Trust Territories, including American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. He will take the oath of office at the annual IAEM…