RebelSAFE App & Social Media
Whether you’re a UNLV student, employee, or community member visiting campus, there is no shortage of ways to stay connected to Police Services! The department knows there are many ways that students interact with each other and with the university, and that’s why we now offer digital resources for your phone on the go. In addition to the traditional means of communicating safety and crime prevention tips like outreach events and brochures, UNLV Police also manages a safety app and has a presence on social media.
RebelSAFE: Police Services’ Safety App
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 call for a late night security escort, report a crime tip, chat with Police Services’ dispatchers via text-based communication, and 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.
Police Services recommends you download the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) app, available on iTunes and on the Google Play Store, for tips to stay safe beyond campus.
Police departments across the country have embraced Facebook as a means of connecting with the public. Facebook affords the campus community an opportunity to connect with their police department in a way never before possible. Come like us on Police Services’ Facebook page and learn more about the department, its officers, upcoming events, and how you can help us keep your community safe.
Police departments have likewise embraced Twitter to enhance their community policing missions and interact with community members in a more informal manner. While perfect for disseminating concise details about emergencies to the public, Police Services’ Twitter page has been a convenient way for community members to ask questions, learn about the department, and get an inside look into special event preparations. In 2017, Police Services debuted its first-ever Virtual Ride-along, where community members could Tweet questions to the department and have them answered in real time.
Interact With Us
While events like Rebel Roundtables and Virtual Ride-alongs provide the perfect opportunity for the campus community to have their questions answered, we encourage you to interact with us on social media by using the hashtag #AskUNLVPD. If you can spot our K9 Unit or our patrol officers on campus or at special events, be sure to tag us in your photos so that we can include them in upcoming editions of The Police Blotter newsletter!