The police are really quite useful in some situations. You may think they are only around to give you a hard time, but if you ever find yourself in need of help from the police, it’s good to have the right phone numbers handy.
UNRPD Duty Phone – (775)784-6195
An on-duty UNR officer carries this phone 24/7 so it’s probably the quickest way to get a response from Police Services. If you are on campus, at a university event or at any property owned and/or operated by the university, this is the number to call.
University Police Services Office – (775)784-4013
If you have a question, need to speak to a specific officer, need information on your case, want to schedule a ride-a-long, fingerprinting etc. you can call the office Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm excluding holidays or other campus closure. You can also do most of these things, including filing a non-emergency police report on the UNRPD website at www.unr.edu. Or send an email to our general email address: email@example.com
Reno Police – (775)334-2121
This is the non-emergency dispatch line for Reno Police. If you’re in the city of Reno and you need an officer to respond, call this number.
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency dispatch line – (775)328-3001 #2
If you are outside the Reno city limits and need an officer to respond, call 328-3001 for Washoe County Sheriff. When the voice message starts, press 2 for the non-emergency dispatch line.
Other helpful numbers to know:
Campus Escort – (775) 742-6808
Call this number for a safe ride to your car or dorm – mainly operating after dark. Campus Escort will pick you up and drop you off within a 2 mile radius of the main campus. See their website for more details.
Mid-Campus Police Cadets – (775) 745-5921
Police Cadets offer golf cart rides between buildings and parking garages or lots. The mid-campus cadets work the area between JCSU and the north lots, including the West Stadium Parking Complex. You don’t need to make an appointment though, just flag them down when you see them!
South Campus Police Cadets – (775) 745-7505
South campus cadets work the area between the main campus entrance (9th and Center) and the IGT Mathewson Knowledge Center including the Brian J. Whalen Parking complex. You don’t need to make an appointment though, just flag them down when you see them!
If you are the victim of any violent crime, contact the Reno Police Victim Services Unit. They provide personal advocacy, crisis intervention, safety planning, basic needs assistance, transportation, help in the recovery of personal property, counseling, information and referral services and assistance with filing police reports, protection orders, and claims for compensation.
Reno Police Victim Service Unit: 775-333-7789