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University Police Services News

UNLV Police is open 24 hours and utilizes community policing to engage the campus community.

Current University Police Services News

Sergeant Toni Summerlin, on patrol during the coronavirus campus closure.
People | May 4, 2020

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

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Campus News | March 19, 2020

University Police Services is ramping up efforts to keep UNLV's people and property safe.

a person studying inside a building with a view of the campus outside his widow
Campus News | December 2, 2019

Don't hesitate to ask for help to stay safe.

Police Services Assistant Chief Tod Miller poses in front of his cruiser on UNLV's campus.
People | November 12, 2019

UNLV’s new assistant police chief discusses his time in the Marine Corps, his 25-year public safety career, and the winter “anthrax” he endured in Northern Nevada.

Campus News | June 26, 2019

A collection of news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

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Campus News | March 14, 2019

Patrol operations will continue without interruption.

University Police Services In The News

CDC Gaming Reports
September 9, 2020

Paul Velez, a lieutenant with University Police Services at UNLV, received a phone call saying there was a security issue at the university’s International Gaming Institute that required his attention.

Las Vegas Sun
September 6, 2020

Paul Velez, a lieutenant with University Police Services at UNLV, received a phone call saying there was a security issue at the university’s International Gaming Institute that required his attention.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 10, 2020

The new unified police force overseeing security at UNLV, the College of Southern Nevada, the Desert Research Institute and Nevada State College will create citizen review and advisory boards by the start of the fall semester.

Department of Justice
June 3, 2020

The Department of Justice today announced $750,000 in funding was awarded to three law enforcement agencies in Nevada, as part of the Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services’ COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The Attorney General announced funding awards to 596 law enforcement agencies across the nation, which allows those agencies to hire 2,732 additional full-time law enforcement professionals. The awards are inclusive of the $51 million announced in May as part of Operation Relentless Pursuit.

May 21, 2020

The drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Orleans is closing and testing will be shifted to UNLV.

Las Vegas Sun
May 21, 2020

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing at the Orleans will move to UNLV’s Tropicana Avenue parking garage next to the Thomas & Mack Center starting Wednesday, Clark County officials said.

Recent University Police Services Accomplishments

September 11, 2019
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...
August 28, 2019
Richard Dohme, William Newman, Paul Velez, Manual Sigarroa, Ghessan Istefan, Stephanie Loffredo, William Singletary, Diane Cowgill, Mark Sakurada, and Adriana Miranda (all Police Services) recently received Exemplary Service Awards from Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo for their work during the mass shooting that occurred in Las Vegas on Oct....
March 27, 2019
Stanley Berry (Police Services) graduated from the 275th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, this month. The academy is considered the most prestigious academy of law enforcement executives in the United States. Its rigorous curriculum attracts law enforcement leaders from around the nation with the goal of improving and...
June 4, 2018
Yuri Graves (Police Services) became president of the Nevada Emergency Preparedness Association (NEPA) on June 1. In that position, he can effect change and cooperation as well as facilitate assistance with emergency management and public safety issues among various Nevada jurisdictions, tribes, and other stakeholders across the state. And, UNLV...
October 9, 2015
Denise Murphy, Hobreigh Fischer, (both Police Services), Raegen Pietrucha (Libraries), and Jessica Wilde, who formerly worked for police services, received a Meritorious Unit Citation from the department of police services for their leadership, innovation, teamwork, and dedication in developing and implementing the online registration process for...
February 1, 2014
Sandra Barfield (Police Services) attended the prestigious Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Training Seminar held just outside the nation's capital at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Alexandria, Va. This seminar is specifically designed for law enforcement executives and 911 emergency center managers and provides attendees a...