The Napa Valley College Police Department has released a mobile NVC Safe App aimed at further enhancing campus security.
The app, which can be downloaded for free in the App Store and Google Play, is available for Apple iOS and Google Android devices.
It provides quick access to campus security resources, geolocation features, interactive maps and emergency plans for students and non-students alike seeking college resources. It also allows the college to send out mass notifications.
“This app brings safety to our students in a whole new way,” said Campus Service Officer Ronnie Galindo. “The app gives the students and staff contact information without overloading them with cards or contacts in their phone. It’s a one-and-done deal that can help students and staff with everything they would need on our campus.”
The app is designed to help students, faculty and staff:
Access emergency plans detailing specific actions students should take in an emergency.
Contact on-campus and off-campus emergency personnel.
Access a personal safety toolbox with a flashlight, alarm and personal safety tips.
Report suspicious activity. Photos can be submitted directly to campus police.
Follow a news feed for safety-related information, such as weather alerts.
Find their way around campus.
Open real-time chat with dispatch, including a mobile emergency “blue light” button that lets users send their location to campus police.
Find student support resources including campus police services, mental health and other important contacts.
Details parking information to include how to purchase a semester permit, appeal a citation, and the parking rules.
The app was developed by AppArmor, a division of CutCom Software.