Safety and Crime Prevention

Your safety is our priority. Check out our safety programs.

Girls on Guard Self Defense Class Participants

Safe Pack Safety App for iPhone and Android

Get the Safe Pack Safety App on your phone by uploading the QR code below. The app is a great resource for emergency contacts and safety information.

QR Code for Safety App

Emergency Blue Light Phones

Emergency Blue Light Phones can be found throughout the main university campus. The phones provide direct line to Police Services in the event of an emergency.

Map of Campus Blue Light Phones

Women's Self Defense Classes

Police Services Offers two options for Women's Self Defense training.
Girls on Guard
RAD (Rape Aggression Defense)
Classes are free and open to the public for female participants ages 14 and up. Participants under 18 must have parent or guardian permission to participate.
Women's Self Defense Class Online Registration

Protecting Personal Property

Theft is a common crime on campus. Keep your valuables secure and out of sight when not in use. Keep a record of your valuables with identifying descriptions and serial numbers to help police if items are stolen. Download and fill out this Property Checklist Form and keep it in a safe place for your personal records. If an item is stolen, this information will be needed to investigate the crime.

You can register valuable items with Police Services by submitting this form. UNRPD Property Registration Form

Safe Rides

Campus Escort

During Fall and Spring Semester until 1:00 am (limited service during winter and summer breaks)
Call 775-742-6808 to schedule a ride. For current hours visit:

Student Cadets

Student Cadets provide safe rides between university buildings and parking lots and garages from 6:00 pm to 12:30 am.
Call 775-745-5921 for mid-campus rides: (JCSU to North Lots)
Call 775-757-745-7505 for south campus rides: (9th St. to Knowledge Center)


BlUELine and SILVERLine shuttles provide free rides for students 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. For more information about Parking and Transportation SErvices visit the website:

Safety Tips

Make Safety Your First Priority

  • Report crimes to police immediately
  • Contact police at 775-334-COPS if you see a suspicious person or situation
  • If you know you'll be on campus late, have a plan to get home safely
  • Walk with a friend or group whenever possible, stay in well-lit areas
  • Always lock your doors and windows
  • Use campus safe ride options such as Campus Escort or Student Cadets
  • Tell someone where you're going and when you expect to return - carry a whistle or noisemaker (free at Police Services)
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings
  • Leave one earbud out, and keep music low enough to hear
  • When running, walking or biking at night, take a friend and wear reflective clothing
  • Follow your intuition, trust your feelings