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UWM offering new app to keep students safe

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- UW-Milwaukee has developed a new app to help keep students safe. 

It's called the "Rave Guardian" and is free for students and staff members who choose to add it to the University's existing "Safe Alert" program. 

Rave Guardian allows students to dial an emergency number with a push of a button or chose a "guardian" who can virtually walk them home. 

The app also includes features that allow students to:

  • Contact Milwaukee 911 or Campus Police (414-229-9911) with one push of the button. The system will automatically give their location.
  • Text police dispatchers (anonymously if they prefer) if they see something suspicious or even potentially dangerous. The dispatchers will be able to text back.
  • Users can program in personal information, such as what kind of car they drive, emergency contacts, campus employment and health information. Entering the information is optional but could be helpful for someone with a medical condition like epilepsy or diabetes. 
  • The Rave Guardian app will be customized for UWM and will include information and contacts for helpful campus websites like the Title IX, UWM Police Department, UWM Victim/Survivor Advocacy and others.

The Rave Guardian app can be downloaded from the Apple and Android app stores.

For more information about the app, please click here. 

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