Community Outreach & Crime Prevention
Community Outreach Coordinator: Hobreigh Fischer
The UNLV Department of Police Services emphasizes proactive policing, and interaction with the community is encouraged at all levels in order to achieve this goal. Our commitment to community relations is exhibited through our participation in campus outreach events, performances at special events, distribution of crime prevention and safety materials to campus and local media outlets, posting of crime alert bulletins to notify the campus community of specific crime problems in the area, and more.
We offer presentations on any topics involving personal safety, campus policing, crime prevention, and emergency preparedness and can customize a presentation to suit your needs. Current presentations we offer include:
- Police services provided to the campus community.
- Crime prevention in the areas of auto theft, burglary, robbery, nighttime safety, sexual assault, identity theft, cyberstalking, pedestrian safety, and more.
- Orientation presentations for new students and their parents as well as faculty and staff.
- Campus emergency preparedness.
- Active shooter situations and personal safety on campus.
- Job recruitment for the UNLV Department of Police Services.
To learn more or to schedule a presentation for your group or class, contact Hobreigh Fischer at 702-895-1302 or at [email protected].
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 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, staff, and community members. Registration for Girls on Guard classes may only be done through links that are sent out via RAVE (Rebelmail), UNLV Today, on the UNLV Event Calendar, on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and on the Police Services events calendar on our website. If you have any questions regarding the training, contact Sergeant Denise Lutey at [email protected] for further details.
Public Information Officers (PIOs)
UNLV Police Services has designated Public Information Officers, or PIOs, who assist the department in disseminating information to the community in addition to their regular duties. They frequently present to the campus on a variety of law enforcement subjects and serve as points of contact for media outlets seeking information regarding policing matters on campus. Furthermore, our PIOs are responsible for directing all department websites, social media, and publications. UNLV Police Detective Paul Velez and Manager for the Office of the Chief, Hobreigh Fischer, are Police Services’ current PIOs. To schedule a presentation or interview with a PIO, please contact Hobreigh Fischer at 702-895-1302 or [email protected].
Community Policing & Ride Alongs
Police Services also offers ride-alongs, conducts orientations of UNLV residential staff members, and engages in other community policing activities. For more information on these efforts, visit our Community Policing page.
Biennial Lighting and Safety Walk
To ensure a safe campus environment, Police Services coordinates a biennial lighting and safety tour of the campus that checks such things as lighting levels and fixtures, proper trimming of landscapes, and other physical security concerns.
Police Honor Guard
The Police Honor Guard is composed of officers who have been specially trained to represent both our university and nation with respect at formal functions. This dedicated unit has appeared at university ceremonies and celebrations as well as funerals for fallen officers. If you’d like the Police Honor Guard at your next event, contact Officer Brett Goff at [email protected] at least 10 calendar days in advance of the event.