Mission Statement

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Department of Police Services is dedicated to providing excellence in protection and service to the university community. As law enforcement officers, we shall continuously endeavor to ensure a safe and secure environment conducive to a positive social and educational process.

Vision Statement

The vision of the UNLV Department of Police Services is to become an exemplary model and recognized leader in higher education law enforcement by providing the public with quality police service and protection.

Community Policing

Our department subscribes to the community policing philosophy, which guides our efforts in our interactions with the UNLV community and the Las Vegas community in order to identify and solve problems.

UNLV is home to approximately 2,000 on-campus residents. To strengthen the ties and build a partnership with the residential life faculty, staff, and residents, we have initiated the Dormitory Liaison Program, which assigns police officers to work closely with the university's residential life staff to identify and solve problems that affect the residential life community. The dormitory liaison officers often attend floor meetings, hold and conduct training sessions, and also attend residential life events throughout the semester.

The Police Blotter Newsletter

Police Services has always prided itself on maintaining a strong relationship with the campus community, and in the fall of 2004, we launched The Police Blotter to stay better connected with the community. It is our hope that this newsletter will foster discussion among students, faculty, and staff regarding UNLV's Department of Police Services and will keep you well informed of our activities and pertinent information regarding campus safety and crime prevention.


Emergency Notification System

Update your contact information in case of a campus emergency.

Chief of Police

Meet Associate Vice President/Chief of Police, José A. Elique.

Social Media Outreach & Safety App

Police Services launched its and to better connect with the campus community. Follow both pages for exclusive department news and notification of our community outreach events. Our social media accounts provide yet another tool in an ever-growing array of resources to notify students, faculty, staff, and community members in the event of an on-campus emergency.

RebelSAFE is the official mobile safety app of UNLV. Among the many features of the app to help keep the campus community safe, users can report a tip, chat with Police Services’ dispatchers via text-based communication, and users can even send their location via GPS to a friend if they’re walking alone. To download the free app, visit iTunes or the Google Play Store.