LiveSafe

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To download and set-up LiveSafe:

  1. Download the app on your iPhone or Android.
  2. Select “Georgia Southern University” as your affiliation.
  3. Fill in your user profile.
  4. You’re set! Start using the app to stay safe every day.
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For an overview about LiveSafe click here.

Frequently Answered Questions

How do I sign-up?

LiveSafe is a free mobile safety app made available by GS campus safety and is easy and quick to use! Download the LiveSafe mobile app in iTunes or the Google Play store.
Select “Georgia Southern University” as the school / agency and fill out your user profile.

Who may use the LiveSafe app?

The app is available as a free download for all GS students, faculty and staff. In addition, GS parents may download LiveSafe to receive timely alerts and notifications.

What kinds of information should I report?

GS students, faculty and staff are encouraged to use the LiveSafe app to communicate with University Police about any issues, concerns or questions related to campus safety and security. The app may be used to inquire about policies and best practices for getting help for a friend, reporting vandalism, suspicious activity or any other issue related to conduct and well-being.

Who receives my reports and information?

Information submitted is monitored 24/7 by the University Police. In case campus safety requires further information on any report, the University Police will follow-up and live chat with the user.

What happens if I send a report in the wrong category?

University Police can easily re-categorize reports, so users don’t need to worry if they mistakenly select the wrong category. If you are unsure which category the report falls into, select “Other”.

Do I have to provide picture, video, or audio evidence?

No. While users are encouraged to provide picture, audio or video evidence when sending in reports, they are only advised to do so if the circumstances are safe.

What if a report I send turns out to be a mistake?

Users will not be penalized for making claims that turn out to be untrue. So long as reports aren’t purposefully and falsely claimed, people are encouraged to share information with police.

How does the anonymous feature work?

Users can send in tip reports using the anonymous feature if they are not comfortable with disclosing their identity. University Police will not be able to see who the report is coming from if this is activated.

Does LiveSafe replace 911?

No. When faced with an emergency situation, LiveSafe recommends and promotes dialing 911. The aim of the LiveSafe app is to provide a new channel to report non-emergency information and crimes to the University Police Department.
If in an emergency situation (on- or off-campus), LiveSafe has a 911 distress button. When calling 911 using LiveSafe, University Police will receive greater information and intelligence in order to provide assistance faster. University Police will receive the caller’s GPS coordinates and emergency contact information; ensuring dispatchers respond more efficiently and quickly.

When should I call Campus Police over 911?

For any emergency that is time-sensitive and poses risk to life and health, 911 should always be called. Otherwise, University police can be called for other non-emergencies and to provide general information and requests.

How could I use LiveSafe in an emergency?

So long as users have the capacity to make voice calls, we encourage anyone in an emergency to always call 911. If a user is unable to make a direct call due to situational or technical issues, or if they must be discrete, then users may “Message University Police” and start a live two-way chat with University Police.

What will you do with my data?

LiveSafe respects the privacy of individuals and law enforcement agencies. Data will only be analyzed in aggregate form once individual information is scrubbed and anonymized. Evidence information belongs solely to the law enforcement agency for which it was designated.

Last updated: 10/17/2016

Office of Public Safety • PO Box 8072, Statesboro, GA 30458 • (912) 478-5234