April 15, 2014
DURHAM, NH – The University of New Hampshire Police Department today shared that they are taking a proactive step to help increase campus safety and communication in their partnership with LiveSafe Inc., the leader in mobile safety technology. The LiveSafe mobile app will be available to University of New Hampshire students, parents, faculty and staff for free as part of a comprehensive plan to ensure a safe and supportive learning environment.
Understanding that opening multiple channels of communication helps to reduce crime, the University of New Hampshire Police Department decided to adopt LiveSafe and will be launching it this Spring. It will be incorporated with future Orientation and community policing educational programs, among other initiatives.
LiveSafe’s technology includes a smartphone application that allows two-way communication and tip reporting, which connects to a central dashboard that will be monitored 24-7 by campus police. Using the LiveSafe app, students may ask safety-related questions and report information with text, picture and video evidence while also choosing to remain anonymous. The LiveSafe app will also provide the UNH community with faster ways to access emergency help, telephone numbers and important educational resources.
Chief Paul Dean of the University of New Hampshire Police Department said, “As the number of smartphones grows each year, we know that students are using them constantly to communicate and interact in every part of their lives. Therefore, adding LiveSafe is a natural step in remaining proactive and ahead of the curve in our policing efforts.”
Eman Pahlavani, LiveSafe co-founder and an alumnus of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, said “Chief Paul Dean and the UNH Law School understand that is a clear need for this tool given the growing number of sexual assaults, suicides, and other crimes on campuses nationwide. It is an honor to be working with such impressive leaders to continue to enhance the safety of their campus”
Available on the iTunes and Google Play stores, students, faculty and parents are encouraged to download the free mobile app, and should select “University of New Hampshire” as their School/Agency.