N-S-C banner with the school's logo and the phrase 'Be State'

Nevada State University (NS)

Emergency and non-emergency phone numbers

About Nevada State University

Nestled at the foot of Mount Scorpion in Henderson, our 511-acre campus is rapidly developing to meet our growing student population and dynamic programs. Our five buildings house energy-efficient, 40-student or smaller classrooms, and our open community spaces forward sustainable principles with solar panels, xeriscaping, and an organic teaching garden that also serves our campus cafe. BE INSPIRED by our expansive views of the Las Vegas Valley and the world beyond.


At Nevada State University, excellence fosters opportunity. Excellence in teaching leads to innovative, technology-rich learning opportunities that promote the acquisition of interdisciplinary knowledge and skills. Quality, affordable degree programs open doors to career success and an enhanced quality of life for a diverse population of students. Our graduates, in turn, foster the greatest opportunity – the promise of a stronger community and a better future for all of Nevada.


Nevada State University will deliver on its promise to Nevada by becoming a model of teaching excellence, a pioneer in innovative student support, and an agent of economic growth and social justice.


University Police Services at NS

Two officers at the N-S-C campus

Safety Escort

Police Services provides free safety escort services for students, faculty, and staff to any campus location upon request. This service is based on availability. Contact 702-895-3668.

Lost and Found

As a service to students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the campus, the Property & Evidence Unit retains found property of financial value. If you have lost something on campus (ie. phone, keys, ID, wallet, computer, etc), call 702-895-5795 and leave a detailed message that includes a description of the item, when you lost it, your name, and a number where you can be reached. We will return your call if we have the item and set up an appointment with you to claim your item if recovered. Please bring a state-issued I.D. with you when you claim your property. Property is released by appointment only.

Fingerprint Services

Through University Police Services, fingerprinting services are provided to the public Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays by appointment. There is no charge for members of the NSHE community. The cost for members of the general public is $10 per card, payable by cash, check, or money order. A state-issued picture I.D., such as a driver’s license, is required for this service. To learn more, call 702-895-5575. Fingerprinting services are available at Police Headquarters.

Property Registration

Register your personal property with University Police Services. Property registration is free and open to the public. Laptops, iPads, bicycles, smartphones and any other items with serial numbers can be registered. Doing so can help you get lost or stolen property back as soon as possible.

Register a Bicycle Register Equipment

Special Events Services

Police services are provided (for a fee) at campus events that involve large crowds or special security concerns.

Learn More

Compliment & Complaint Process

In order to maintain our goal of being a community policing-oriented agency, it is essential to receive input from the public. Both compliments and complaints regarding University Police Services to the community are welcome.

Learn More

Jane Jistu Self-Defense

University Police Services offers self-defense classes in order to provide our participants with the basic skills to escape an attacker and teach them how to avoid dangerous situations whenever possible. These classes are intended to teach participants to take an active role in their own self-defense. Our Jane Jitsu self-defense classes are open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members.

NS Alert

NSC app button

About NS Alert

NS Alert is the emergency notification system used for incidents that present an imminent threat to life, health or safety to NS students, employees, faculty, and community members. NS Alert messages provide emergency information and instructions to protect yourself during an emergency. In the event of an emergency, NS Alert will post to NS Facebook and Twitter accounts, send emails, text messages, and provide calls to mobile, home, or office phones.

Download the State Safe App

State Safe is an essential tool to enhance your safety at Nevada State University. The app will send you important safety alerts and provide instant access to campus safety resources and emergency contacts. State Safe is the official mobile safety app of NS.

University Police Services disseminates NS Alert messages to students, faculty, and staff during an emergency.

Learn more and update your information today.

To download the free app, visit iTunes or the Google Play Store.

NSC State Safe App

Updating Your Contact Information

Police Services strongly encourages you to review your contact information each semester to ensure that emergency alerts are sent to the correct locations.

  • NS Students
    • Log into the NS Portal and click on the link to Student Center
    • Once on the Student Center page, you can review/update your email and phone information via the drop-down menu in the “Personal Information” section
  • NS Faculty and Staff
    • Log into Workday or through the NS Portal
    • Click on the icon in the top right corner and select “View Profile”
    • Beneath your name click on the “Actions” button then browse to “Personal Data” -> “Change Contact Information”
    • Under the “Additional Phone” section, add or edit your cellular telephone number. Make sure to select “Mobile” as the Phone Device.
    • Click the Submit button, located in the lower left corner, to save your changes.

Questions About the NSCAlert?

If you have any questions regarding your contact information within the NS Alert system, or any other concerns regarding the system, contact Information & Technology Services at its@nsc.edu.

Emergency Phones

Emergency phones are for students, employees, faculty, and community members of NS to request help, report a crime in progress, report suspicious activities, request a security escort, or for any other emergency.