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UPD Public Safety Advisory Board


The new University Police Services, Southern Command (UPD) Public Safety Advisory Board consists of a Board of Directors with representatives from all Southern Nevada institutions and four UPD Public Safety Campus Committees. Together, with student, community and campus leaders, organizations and stakeholders, the UPD Public Safety Advisory Board provides recommendations to Adam Garcia, Vice President for Public Safety Services & Director, University Police Services.


Contact your institution's representatives to share public safety ideas and concerns. Contact information is available here.

Specifically, they:

  1. Support a community-based public safety approach that fosters a communicative relationship between students, staff, faculty, visitors, community partners and University Police Services;  
  2. Promote a commitment to campus empowerment and inclusivity;   
  3. Foster and enhance relationships and communication channels between campus communities and University Police Services;   
  4. Solicit stakeholder input on matters pertaining to public safety ideas, issues and concerns;   
  5. Evaluate campus needs and make recommendations that elevate evidence-based, trauma-informed public safety, crime prevention, harm reduction, and damage mitigation services;   
  6. Support transparency and promote awareness of public safety programs;   
  7. Advise and make recommendations to the Vice President for Public Safety Services concerning the delivery of police services, recognizing that the Vice President for Public Safety Services is ultimately responsible for all operational decisions related to police operations.

Board Representatives

The board’s representatives include student leaders, classified employees, administrative faculty, academic faculty, a University Polices Services civilian representative and the Vice President of Public Safety. The Board’s specific geographic focus areas include all higher education campuses: UNLV, NSC, SLC, DRI, and CSN. Board representatives knowledgeable of issues in these areas are:

UPD Public Safety Advisory Board Co-Chairs

  • Amey Evaluna, NSC & Dr. Reneé T. Watson, UNLV

UPD Public Safety Campus Committee Chairs

  • Amey Evaluna & Logan Kennedy, NSC
  • William Leavitt & Christina Scoble, UNLV Medical District
  • Rhonda Montgomery, UNLV & Paul Pate, DRI
  • Shuntel Owens-Rogers & Nancy Webb, CSN


Next Meeting Date

Date/Time: September 29, 10:30am-12:00pm

The University Police Services (UPD) Public Safety Advisory Board with the support of each Southern Nevada institution President is committed to strategic and intentional actions to address campus community safety. Campus constituents are encouraged to get involved by contacting their institution’s representatives to share public safety ideas and concerns.