2019 TMCC Annual Security Report

2 University Police Services Authority and Jurisdiction University Police Services is a fully functional law enforcement agency. University Police Services officers have full police powers; certified by the Nevada Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) in accordance with the laws of the State of Nevada. Officers perform the same functions as their peers from city, county and state agencies—enforcing all local, state and federal laws and ordinances within the jurisdiction of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) properties in northern Nevada. University Police Services officers patrol NSHE properties 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. University Police Services officers have jurisdiction on the Truckee Meadows Community College main and branch campuses, the main University of Nevada, Reno campus, and all properties owned, operated, or governed by the university including affiliated Greek houses, Cooperative Extensions, various medical offices and other sites throughout the state; as well as Desert Research Institute Reno Campus. Effective July 1, 2019, University Police Services assumed responsibility for police services at Western Nevada College in Carson City, NV, including their branch campus’ in Fallon and Douglas, NV. As of June 30, 2017 University Police Services no longer has jurisdiction over the Medical District in Las Vegas. University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine moved all operations to the main UNR campus located in Reno, NV. University Police Services works in cooperation with all regional law enforcement agencies through official agreements for mutual assistance. The department is linked to these agencies through the Reno Emergency Communications Center, which provides dispatch services for police and other emergency services in Washoe County. University Police Services also has the ability to share crime information through shared information systems. Interlocal Agreement University Police Services works closely with surrounding law enforcement agencies to include the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Sparks Police Department, Reno Police Department, and Washoe County School District Police Department. University Police Services maintains a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with each of these agencies giving University Police Services officers the ability to render aid and provide for mutual assistance between local law enforcement partners. The MOU allows for University Police Services officers to exercise their powers or authority on public and private property within the County of Washoe, including the City of Reno, the City of Sparks, and various other sites throughout northern Nevada. In accordance with the agreement, the Assistance Vice President & Director of University Police Services, or their designee, may request assistance from any of these agencies, in any law enforcement matter within the jurisdiction of University Police Services.

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