Police Services

University Police Starting Salaries 2016

University of Nevada, Reno Human Resources at (775) 784-6844

Job Opportunities

For full application information, visit the University of Nevada, Reno Human Resources web site at the highlighted link above. Police positions are listed in the "Regulatory" category.

The University of Nevada, Reno is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, disability, national origin, sex, religion, sexual orientation or veterans' status in any program or activity it operates.

About Staffing

The University hires only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. The University maintains a full time staff of police officers, uniformed crime investigators and administrative personnel. University Police are armed, uniformed, and sworn police officers who are certified under the laws of the State of Nevada. They perform the same law enforcement activities as those of municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies. They enforce all federal, state, local laws and ordinances within the jurisdiction of the University of Nevada, Reno.


University Police Services maintains interlocal agreements with the Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department, Washoe County Sheriff's Office, and the State of Nevada Highway Patrol. This allows University Police officers to exercise their powers of authority at all university approved fraternities, sororities, and adjacent properties. Officers can also respond to requests for mutual aid and backup for other agencies.

University Police Starting Salaries:

Reserve Officer

(temporary position - non classified)

  • $15.00 - $20.00 per hour
  • Any open Reserve Officer Positions will be listed on the university Human Resources website. When no positions are open, the application will not be available.


  • $8.25 to $9.50 per hour
  • Cadet positions are listed on the student employment website.

University Police Officer I (pay grade 34)

  • $44,955

University Police Officer II (pay grade 38)

  • $53,432


The University Police Department offers many hiring incentives including a full benefits package and paid credits toward a college degree. UNPD officers may also be assigned to one of the following programs:

  • Bike Patrol
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Sexual Assault Awareness
  • Reno Crisis Intervention Team
  • Uniform Crime Investigators
  • R.A.D. Instructor Course
  • Regional SET
  • K9 Handler
  • Motor Unit