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.

Job Opportunities at Police Services Police Officer I

Job Opportunities at Police Services Police Officer II

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.


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)

  • $20.00 - $25.00 per hour


  • $10.50 - $12.00 per hour

University Police Officer I

  • $49,151.52 per year

University Police Officer II

  • $58,380 per year


The University Police Department offers many hiring incentives including a full benefits package and paid credits toward a college degree. Officers also have opportunities for special assignments, such as:

  • Bike Patrol
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Sexual Assault Awareness
  • Reno Crisis Intervention Team
  • Uniform Crime Investigators
  • R.A.D. and Girls on Guard Instructor
  • Regional Street Enforcement Team
  • K9 Handler
  • Motor Unit