Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

Community Relations 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. 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.

Campus presentations
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:

Contact: Hobreigh Fischer at 702-895-1302 or at hobreigh.fischer@unlv.edu to find out more.

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 police duties. These officers 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. UNLV Police’s two current PIOs are Officer Stephani Preston and Officer Paul Velez. To schedule a presentation or interview with a PIO, please contact Hobreigh Fischer at 702-895-1302 or hobreigh.fischer@unlv.edu.

Girls on Guard – Self-Defense Classes
We offer 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 students to feel safer and better prepared on campus. Police Services' Girls on Guard self-defense classes are open to all female students, faculty, and staff. If you have any questions regarding the training, you may call Sergeant Denise Murphy at 702-895-4745 for further details. In order to be notified about an upcoming session or participate in an already existing session, please email Sergeant Denise Murphy at denise.murphy@unlv.edu. Registrations may only be done via email (not by telephone). Girls on Guard self-defense courses are scheduled upon request when participant interest is large enough to conduct a class, so contact us today!

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 Vocal Ensemble
The Police Vocal Ensemble performs at a variety of events including UNLV’s annual welcoming ceremony for students, and also performs the national anthem.
Contact: Laura Silva at laura.silva@unlv.edu at least ten calendar days before the event.

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.
Contact: Brett Goff at brett.goff@unlv.edu at least ten calendar days before the event.

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 brett.goff@unlv.edu at least 10 calendar days in advance of the event.

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.

 



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