UA Safety App Puts Calling Police at Students’ Fingertips

University of Arizona officials are asking students to download a new campus-wide safety app called LiveSafe onto their smart phones.

The app connects users directly with campus police in a more discrete way than ever before, said UAPD Chief Brian Seastone.

“If somebody’s walking along and they see a disturbance but they don’t want to be on the phone and…sound like they’re calling the police, they can click on [the app]…take a picture…and send it directly to the police department.”

Seastone said that will help police get better, faster information.

The app also makes it easy for users to request a safe ride or get virtually walked home by sharing their GPS location with a friend.

Seastone said about 40 other campuses around the country are using the LiveSafe app.

Article Source: https://news.azpm.org/p/state-and-local/2015/9/6/71438-ua-safety-app-puts-police-connection-at-students-fingertips/