A new mobile app is aiming to enhance safety at the University of Cincinnati.
Students can contact campus police through the new ‘LiveSafe' app that allows them to include photos, video and audio clips in tips to authorities.
It's an updated way to follow the old motto ‘if you see something, say something', according to Jeff Corcoran, interim police chief at UC. He said the app enhances safety by giving students a discrete and easy outlet to report crime.
All reports sent through the app are anonymous, but they do include a GPS location of the user. Users can also let friends and family monitor walks to their destination through an app feature.
"The purpose is not to replace other means of communication, but to supplement what already exists," said Safety Director Robert Ambach.
Campus authorities are able to send out safety tips, updates and alerts to those who have the app.