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APSU Campus Police launch new LiveSafe app for campus community

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay State University has contracted with LiveSafe to provide a new, easy-to-use safety app that allows students, faculty and staff to quickly and conveniently communicate with APSU Campus Police. Members of the APSU community can download the free LiveSafe App at http://bit.ly/APSUSafe.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay State University has contracted with LiveSafe to provide a new, easy-to-use safety app that allows students, faculty and staff to quickly and conveniently communicate with APSU Campus Police. Members of the APSU community can download the free LiveSafe App at http://bit.ly/APSUSafe.

To encourage individuals to download this important new tool, APSU Campus Police is hosting a LiveSafe contest Feb. 15-22, with one APSU student participant’s name and one APSU faculty or staff participant’s name being drawn to win an iPad mini.

To participate in the contest:

• Download the app.

• Take a selfie photo with an APSU Blue Light phone, an APSU Campus Police patrol car or a uniformed APSU police officer.

• Select “Report Tips” on the LiveSafe app, and then select the “iPad Giveaway” button.

• Upload and send one picture through the “iPad Giveaway” button by 5 p.m. on Feb. 22. Only one photo will be accepted per APSU student, staff or faculty member.

Before sending the message, be sure to enter your name, the location or another detail in the field box that asks for "non-emergency details." Winners will be selected at random.

LiveSafe, the world’s leading mobile safety communications platform, was founded by Shy Pahlevani, a victim of a violent robbery, and Kristina Anderson, the most injured survivor of the Virginia Tech shootings. The company’s app is used at educational institutions across the country, including Duke University, Georgetown University and the University of Southern California.

The new app allows users to:

• Easily share safety information and concerns directly with APSU police, using text, picture and video.

• Receive important alerts and notifications from APSU police, and access important phone numbers and safety resources.

• Request an in-person escort from APSU Police to safely get where they need to go.

• Share their location with safety officials in an emergency, or use location-tracking with friends, family and colleagues for everyday safety.

For more information, visit the APSU Campus Police’s LiveSafe webpage, at http://www.apsu.edu/police/livesafe