Public Safety

The Public Safety Department provides for the safety and security of people and property of Western Nevada College. It is our commitment to provide professional services for students, employees, and community. The Public Safety Department provides:

  • Security of all persons and property on college property
  • Reporting of all criminal and suspicious behavior on college property to law enforcement
  • traffic control and enforcement
  • visitor assistance
  • lost and found services
  • loss prevention and reporting
  • identification of safety hazards

Contact Information

The Public Safety Department office is located in Bristlecone 230 on the Carson City Campus.

Emergency Calls (Life Threatening)

  • From on campus: 9-911
  • From off campus: 911

All Other Calls

  • From on campus ext. 3308 or 775-230-1952
  • From off campus: 775-445-3308 or 775-230-1952


  • Monday–Friday: 7:30 am – 11:30 pm
  • Saturday–Sunday: 7 am – 11 pm
For additional information, please contact:
Jack Piirainen
Director_ Public Safety
Phone: 775-445-4282 ext.

Information: 775-445-3000
General Questions: