Crime Prevention Tips

The Department of Police Services is committed to crime prevention and personal safety; however, it cannot assure either alone. Awareness and education are among the best tools available to meet these goals, and it is for this reason that Police Services has created an archive of crime prevention and personal safety tips for your use. As you review these tips, you will find yourself becoming a part of the solution to creating a better and safer community.

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Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention
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Additional Tips

Can't quite find what you are looking for here? We are always interested in suggestions for new crime prevention topics. Email Hobreigh Fischer at

Presentations & Classes

Girls on Guard Self-Defense Classes

Police Services offers self-defense classes in order to provide women with the basic skills to escape an attacker and teach them how to avoid dangerous situations whenever possible. These classes are intended to help women feel safer and better prepared on campus. Police Services' Girls on Guard self-defense classes are open to all female students, faculty, and staff. Registration for Girls on Guard classes may only be done through links that are sent out via RAVE (Rebel Mail), UNLV Today, on the UNLV Event Calendar, on our , , and pages, and on the Police Services Events Calendar on our website. If you have any questions regarding the training, contact Hobreigh Fischer at for further details. To view a list of all of the upcoming scheduled Police Services events, including Girls on Guard classes as they are scheduled, visit the Police Services' Events Calendar.

Crime Prevention Lectures

We offer crime prevention lectures to groups of students, faculty, and staff. Contact Hobreigh Fischer at 702-895-1302 or to make arrangements for a presentation on your topic of interest.

Security on Campus

Report Suspicious or Criminal Activity On Campus

To report suspicious or criminal activity or other emergencies, dial 911 from a campus landline or 702-895-3669 from your cellphone. There are also emergency telephones located throughout the Maryland Parkway, Paradise, and Shadow Lane campuses that connect you directly to the UNLV Police Dispatch Center. These telephones automatically register your location when you push the button to activate the phone. Please refer to the campus maps page for a list of maps which show emergency call box locations via a blue telephone icon.

Possession and Use of Weapons

All university police officers carry service weapons while on duty. By Nevada Revised Statute 202.265, only police department personnel may carry or possess firearms or any other weapons on campus.

Residence Hall Security

Access to residence halls is controlled by card-activated access systems that restrict entrance to only those authorized to enter. Additionally, each residence hall is staffed with a resident coordinator and numerous resident assistants, usually one per floor. If you are interested in learning more about UNLV Housing and Residential Life, visit their page for helpful links and resources.