Police Department

TMCC Police Department

Police Group

TMCC is policed by the Department of Public Safety. TMCC police officers have the same training and authority as other municipal, county or state peace officers. All police officer training exceeds the standards set by the Nevada Peace Officers Standards and Training division. Community resource officers are trained non-enforcement safety personnel.

The TMCC Department of Public Safety maintains close working relationships with the Washoe County Sheriff's office and the Reno Police departments. The Department of Public Safety coordinates police services at other TMCC sites such as the Meadowood Education Center, Applied Technology Center, Redfield Performing Arts Center, Desert Research Institute, Regional Training Center and TMCC High School.

TMCC Police Department Mission Statement

The mission of the TMCC Police Department is to provide quality law enforcement services founded in community-oriented policing and problem solving principles to effectively meet the demanding and unique needs of a regional community college population.

Reporting of Criminal Actions or Emergencies

  • To report a crime in progress or an emergency, dial 911.
  • Fire, police and emergency medical personnel are all available through dialing 911.
  • Non-emergency crime reports should be made to the TMCC Police Department by calling 775-674-7900.
  • To report a crime anonymously, contact Secret Witness at 775-322-4900.

Safety Tips

See Also: Stay Safe at TMCC: Emergency and Personal Safety Information

  • Avoid working or studying alone at night.
  • Stay in well-lit areas, walk mid-point between curbs and buildings, away from alleys and bushes.
  • Don't carry extra credit cards or money.
  • Walk with someone whenever possible; use the buddy system
  • Use TMCC's escort service after dark.
  • If your purse or wallet is snatched, don't fight back. Turn it over rather than risk personal injury and report the incident immediately.
  • Do not place purses, portable radios, stereos, TV sets or other valuables near windows, which can be smashed by a tempted burglar.
  • Carry a whistle. This can serve as a reminder to exercise caution and can alert anyone in the area that you need help.
  • Keep an inventory of valuable possessions.
  • Keep doors locked, even if you are only away for a few moments.
  • Do not mark your key chain with your name, address or license number; lost keys lead to theft.
  • Get to know your neighbors. Establish a neighborhood watch system and share information on suspicious circumstances.
  • Call the Department of Public Safety with any safety concerns.

TMCC Police Department

Truckee Meadows Community College
7000 Dandini Boulevard, RDMT 243
Reno, Nevada 89512-3999

Telephone: 775-674-7900 or Fax: 775-674-7999

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