Potomac State and LiveSafe Partner to Enhance Campus Safety
Potomac State College of WVUhas taken a proactive step to increase campus safety by launching LiveSafe, the leading mobile technology solution being used by forward-thinking schools in 18 states across the U.S. In furthering its commitment to campus safety, Potomac State College adopted the solution to allow students, faculty and staff to directly and seamlessly contact campus safety officials for a broad range of safety issues.
The LiveSafe campus safety app enables a two-way communication system between students and campus police. Students can share information about anything from suspicious activity and mental health concerns to sexual assault and violence – through text, photo or video directly from their smart phones – and anonymously if they choose. Safety officials can respond to these actionable and monitor real-time information from a Command Dashboard to help ensure a safe environment for all members of the community.
With SafeWalk, students invite others to “virtually escort” them by monitoring their location on a real-time map. SafeWalkers can simultaneously chat with one another to maintain constant contact. Additionally, app users can receive important broadcast notifications sent by Potomac State’s campus police.
“LiveSafe is a powerful communication tool that will help us create a closer, more connected community. Students are deeply connected to their smartphones, so providing them with a modern solution to share safety information made sense for our campus,” said Bill Letrent, Dean of Student Affairs.
According to LiveSafe President and CEO, Jenny Abramson, “Technology is breaking down barriers for students to take more control of their campuses, to more effectively look out for one another, and to create a safer environment that ensures students get the best possible college experience.”