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Staying Safe

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If you see something suspicious or experience an incident, call 911.

To report a non-emergency, call 334-2121.


Traveling by Car

Reno’s proximity to rural Nevada and California make it a popular getaway by car. More than half of the total visitors to Reno come here in a vehicle.  The Reno Police Department welcomes visitors who take a road trip to our City and want your trip to be a safe and fun one.  Here are some tips to travel safety by car.

  • Lock, take and hide. Lock your vehicle, take your belongings with you or hide them from view.
  • Don’t store your luggage in your vehicle.
  • Use the parking at the hotel where you are staying.
  • It is against the law to talk or text on a cell phone while driving.
  • Don’t drive under the influence.
  • Park your car in a well-lighted public area.
  • Check your vehicle before getting into it.
  • Keep your vehicle in good driving condition.
  • Know how to get to your destination.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Report suspicious people or activities by calling 911. 


 Traveling by Plane

More than a third of the travelers to Reno fly here. The Reno Tahoe International Airport is just minutes from casinos and hotels, and a short driving distance to Lake Tahoe.  The airport has a very accommodating staff and top notch security.  Here are some safety precautions to follow when traveling by plane.

  • Don’t discuss the trip with strangers while traveling to the airport or waiting for your flight.
  • Arrive early
  • Hand-carry valuables.
  • Stay with your luggage until you check in.
  • Limit your personal information on your luggage tags.
  • Sit in your airplane’s assigned seat.
  • Leave your flight information with a family member.
  • Know your destination when you arrive in Reno.
  • Make sure your cab driver has a picture I.D. and official markings.
  • Call and let someone know you have arrived safely.
  • If you experience an incident at the airport, immediately contact airport security.


While staying in a hotel

There are nearly 5 million visitors a year to the Truckee Meadows. Reno offers a variety of accommodations from five star spa resorts to less expensive motels. There are top security professionals working to make your stay enjoyable at the casino hotel properties and other facilities. Here are some safety tips to follow during your stay.

  • Place valuables in a hotel room safe.
  • Never prop open your door. Keep door locked and dead bolted.
  • Only open your hotel room if you know who is there.
  • Hang a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the outside of your door and leave a light on when you leave.
  • Never give credit card or personal information over the phone.
  • Inquire at the front desk about safe places to dine.
  • Know where the fire escapes are.
  • Keep your luggage locked and report any lost or stolen items.
  • Be wary of unsolicited business flyers left at your hotel door.
  • Give kids information on the name, phone number and address of hotel.
  • If you see something suspicious or experience an incident, immediately call hotel security.


When in public areas

Visitors come to Reno from all over the world for special events, bowling conferences, gaming, tourist attractions, business and other activities. The Reno Police Department wants your visit to be memorable for all the right reasons, so please follow these safety precautions while you are out and about in the Reno Tahoe area.

  • Be mindful of your belongings. Thieves look for opportunities in busy areas.
  • Don’t give thieves a chance to steal your cell phone out of your hand.
  • Don’t wear expensive jewelry.
  • Carry shoulder bags or hand bags under your arm, not by the handle. Don’t place your purse over the back of a chair.
  • Wear a wallet in a front pocket.
  • Ignore panhandlers. Aggressive panhandling is against the law in Reno.
  • Know where you are going. Get a map or use an app.
  • Carry traveler’s checks instead of large sums of money.
  • Use automatic teller machines in well-lighted areas.

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