University Police Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0603

Scope and Contents

The University Police Department Records date from 1971-2010, bulk dates the 1990s. They include five annual reports, the 25th anniversary edition of "A Reason for Tears! A Journal Dealing with Drug Abuse among Young Americans (1992);" a Campus Safety Information newsletter (1995); and a Campus Security Act Reported Crime Statistics summary for 1997. Newspaper clippings include the obituary of retired police officer David R. Wood (1921-2010), who served on the campus police force from 1969-1984.

Dates

  • 1956-2010
  • Majority of material found within 1990-1999

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Administrative History

The Board of Regents established a traffic code for the University of Nevada in 1956. The Department of Police was established at the University of Nevada in 1965 and was given the duty to enforce the University Traffic Code. The unit changed its name to Police Services in 1999.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Department of Police was established at the University of Nevada in 1965 and was given the duty to enforce the University Traffic Code. The unit changed its name to Police Services in 1999. The collection includes annual reports, the 25th anniversary edition of "A Reason for Tears! A Journal Dealing with Drug Abuse among Young Americans (1992);" a Campus Safety Information newsletter (1995); a Campus Security Act Reported Crime Statistics summary; and newspaper clippings.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) Annual Reports; 2) Miscellaneous

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Campus Police Department, received on varied dates, most recently May 2015. Some older parking and traffic brochures had been at the Getchell Library Reference Desk, uncataloged, until transferred to Archives.

Related Materials

See also: AC 0508 Police Services Records; and AC 0580 Parking and Traffic Board Records.

Title
Guide to the University Police Department Records
Status
Completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
May 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)