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Drake Guardian Mobile App

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The Rave Guardian mobile phone app is available as a free download for all Drake University students, faculty, and staff. The app enhances safety on campus through real-time, interactive features that create a virtual safety network of friends, family, and Drake’s Department of Public Safety.

Features Include:

  • Panic Button—Direct immediate connection to Drake Public Safety, including sharing of GPS location and personal profile information
  • Tip Texting—Enables anonymous, two-way crime tip reporting through text/image messaging

Personal Guardians and Safety Timer—You can identify Drake’s Department of Public Safety, friends, roommates, and family as “Guardians” when setting a Rave Guardian Safety Timer. During a timer session, Guardians and Public Safety can view your profile—which can include medical conditions, address, and photo—and monitor your location. If the Safety Timer is not deactivated manually before it expires, Public Safety is automatically provided with your Rave Guardian profile to proactively identify and check in on you.

The Rave Guardian app is available on both Android and Apple iOS smartphones via the links below. Simply download the app and follow the instructions to activate your account, which is tied to your Drake email address.

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Drake Public Safety,
    non-emergency - 515-271-2222

- Des Moines police, fire, ambulance,
     emergency - 911

-  Des Moines police,
     non-emergency 515-283-4811

- Student Health Center  

- Employee Assistance Program

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