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Tourist Safety

Las Vegas had more than 40 million visitors each year. To ensure the safety of visitors our agency utilizes a number of resources, to include: Patrol Units, Bicycle Patrols, Motorcycle Traffic Units, Homeland Security Division and Aviation/Air Support. 

In addition to being one of the most popular places to visit, Las Vegas prides itself on making this one of the safest tourist destinations in the world.  With that in mind, we offer you some safety tips that will help you have a safe and memorable visit to the "Entertainment Capitol of the World".   

Identifying Police

Visitors should know how to identify Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officers as well as our VIVA Volunteers (Visitor Information Visitors Assistance.)

Traveling By Car

Tips to ensure the security and safety of your vehicle while parked in a garage or parking lot. Always remember - Lock, Take, Hide!

In Public

Safety tips while you're out and about to keep your personal safety in check while sightseeing or enjoying the nightlife.

Staying at a Hotel

The last thing you want to worry about when you're on vacation is hotel security. Here's a few reminders to help prevent some common risks while staying with us.

Travel By Airplane

Here are some tips to follow to keep you and your fellow travelers safe when you fly and when traveling to/from your hotel.

Local Resources

To make your stay more enjoyable we are providing information to local resources and other community partners.

Ordinances and Laws

Common misconceptions about what's legal and what's not in Vegas!


For those of you who may need our assistance while staying in Las Vegas, please contact us at the following telephone numbers:

Emergency Only: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: Local phone use only 3-1-1
Non-Emergency: 702-828-3111

Remember, regardless of where you travel, crime never takes a vacation!

Please report any unusual or suspicious terrorism-related matters to our terrorism hotline at 702-828-7777, or visit to submit an electronic Suspicious Activity Report. If you See Something, Say Something! 


Crime Stoppers of Nevada: 702-385-5555