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New app offers another tool for personal safety

Emory is placing a new mode of personal safety support directly into the hands of the campus community with the launch of LiveSafe, a free mobile app.

Developed for smartphones and tablets, LiveSafe provides a fast, convenient, and discreet way for students, faculty, and staff to communicate directly with Emory public safety officials. Key features allow members of the campus community to call or text message Emory University Police—or 911—quickly, with a location-tracking feature; report safety concerns, accidents, or crime tips in real time to Emory police; navigate campus using a “SafeWalk” feature; connect with SafeRide, a free shuttle service; receive safety notifications and emergency alerts from Emory police; and rapidly access a list of safety resources.

 The mobile security system is overseen by Emory’s Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response.

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