Mobile app puts safety in the hands of students and employees
One year ago, East Carolina University put safety into the hands of the campus community through the mobile safety app, LiveSafe.
Since being introduced to the ECU campus in April 2016, students and employees have used the app to report tips ranging from attempted car break-ins and people loitering around buildings to loud noise and requesting help for a friend abusing alcohol using the two-way communication with campus safety officials.
During the last year, 169 tips have been submitted and the SafeWalk feature was used more than 1,000 times. According to Lauren Mink, ECU’s emergency planner, most tips are submitted between 2 p.m. and 4 a.m. and 50 percent are submitted anonymously.
Originally published April 10, 2017. Written by Jamie Smith.