Rave Guardian

Turn your phone into a personal safety device.

The Department of Public Safety has partnered with Rave Guardian to bring to the Roger Williams University campus a new safety tool -- a smartphone app that turns your phone into a personal safety devide. All students, faculty and staff and encouraged to download the FREE Rave Guardian safety app to check in with family, friends, campus safety, or others you trust to help you stay safe both on and off campus.

With this app you can:

  • Set a Safety Timer – Notify people you trust to check in on you if you are alone or in an unfamiliar place.
  • Manage & Message Your Guardians – Invite family, friends, or others to be your Guardian, and communicate with them within the app as needed.
  • Easy Emergency Communication – Call safety officials directly for help if you are in trouble and send text tips – including photos – if you see something suspicious.

Available at the iTunes Apps store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/raveguardian/id691246562?mt=8

Available at the Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ravemobilesafety.raveguardian

timerSet up a Safety Timer

With the Safety Timer, your status & location are available to those you trust. Set it up when you are heading somewhere unfamiliar, meeting with someone you don’t know, or any other time you would like someone to check in with you.

safety timer

Your Guardians will be notified if your timer expires. Remember to deactivate it when you are safe.


connectConnect with your Guardians

Your Guardians look out for you – and you look out for them. Add and message Guardians just like you do with your Contacts. You can easily communicate directly or via group messaging with those you trust – including the ability to send photos.


If one of your Guardians' Safety Timer has run out, you will be notified by the app, and you will be able to easily check in with that person to see if they are OK. You will also be able to see the location of their phone on a map.

expired timer

emergencyEmergency and Tip Communication

Call Campus Safety – If you are in trouble on campus, you can easily call your campus safety organization. You can also send a text tip – including photos – where available.

call campus police button
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9-1-1 Emergency – Make an emergency 9-1-1 call to your local Police department.

call 9-1-1 button

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The Safety Strip – This tool ensures that the app’s functions are always readily available. Just tap or pull up the Shield icon when you need it.

safety strip