UNLV Issues Tips for Staying Safe on Campus
Following an attack on campus, University of Nevada at Las Vegas are issuing tips on campus security.
- By Sydny Shepard
- October 31, 2018
After a student was attacked and robbed on campus, the University of Nevada at Las Vegas campus police have issued a list of tips to help students protect themselves from violence on campus.
Police first urged students to take advantage of their ride-share program that allows students to hop on a campus golf cart for an escorted ride home after the sun sets. The ride-share program is called Rebel Ride, and the free service works in connection with officers who are already out patrolling campus.
Emergency Call Boxes
UNLV campus police also mentioned their new emergency call boxes. Students can now use the emergency call boxes whenever they feel unsafe to call for help. Since last year, 10 additional boxes have been installed and they are now more visible and taller than before. The new boxes include LED lights and a PA system.
Students are also encouraged to download the RebelSafe App, which can connect a user to an emergency dispatcher via chat if they are unable to talk. Students can also safety request the security escort or ask a friend to be aware they are traveling outside if they feel unsafe—this way someone always knows where you are.
Sydny Shepard is the Executive Editor of Campus Security & Life Safety.