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University offers mobile app for safety

Associated Press • May 19, 2014 at 3:50 PM

The LiveSafe mobile application is available as a free download from iTunes or Google Play for iPhone and Android devices. The university said the goal is to provide a fast and efficient means to reach campus police. Campus authorities also are able to send out safety tips, updates and alerts through the app.

UC officials said the app is meant to supplement and not replace existing communication methods. Users can share information with police anonymously. But the app also allows users to contact campus police with information that will provide the user’s precise location and with information such as pictures, video or audio clips.

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