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The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) introduces a new mobile safety application called Mānoa Guardian. The Mānoa Guardian app is a product of Rave Mobile Safety, a service widely used by college campuses across the country.

The Mānoa Guardian app allows users to create their own virtual safety network of friends, family, roommates and even DPS officers from their smartphone or mobile device. Users can set a “Safety Timer” session, which allows them to notify people they trust, or “Guardians,” of their expected duration at an event, their specific location, and their current safety status. If the timer expires without the user’s deactivation, the app initiates a panic call and automatically notifies UH Mānoa DPS for on-campus response. The app also allows users to communicate with DPS officers via phone or text message, so that officers may respond immediately with the critical information they need.

Although Mānoa Guardian features are available only to those who have a UH Mānoa associated email address, anyone may download the Rave Guardian app, including friends and family. The Mānoa Guardian app is free to download at the Apple App Store for iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads, and Google Play for Android devices.

The UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety truly embraces the concept of community involvement in safety, and the introduction of the Mānoa Guardian app will allow users to create their own safety community, and to get help quickly and easily when they need it most.

For more information about the app, including an informational video, please visit the DPS website.

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