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  • K-9 Unit & Special Event Security

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

  • Police Patrol & Investigations

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

    UNLV Police utilize automobile, bicycle, cart, and foot patrol to keep the UNLV community safe.

  • Community Outreach & Crime Prevention

    Police Services 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.

  • Police Sections & Services

    UNLV Police provides 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.


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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