The Department of Public Safety is encouraging students to turn their phone into a personal safety device this week by downloading the free app UALR Guardian.
Much like a guardian who provides protection, the app helps a student to check in with family, friends, the public safety department, or others, to ensure he or she is safe on campus.
With the UALR Guardian safety app, students may set a safety timer to notify those they trust to check on them if they are alone or in an unfamiliar place, and to message family, friends, or others, as needed.
The app also provides an easy and convenient way to contact safety officials directly for help and send officers text tips, including photos, if suspicious activity is being noted.
UALR Guardian is available for download under the name Rave Guardian in the App Store for iPhone in the Google Play store for Android devices.
For more information, contact Officer Jennifer Lusk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501.683.6599.