Department of Public Safety

Brown Guardian App

The Guardian App offers safety resources that are optimized for mobile devices, like direct calling and safety timers.

New Features

Effective June 27, 2018

  • A new Call Directory which now includes the 24-hour Sexual Assault Response Line and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) quick call options
  • A new University Resource button featuring direct links to important campus resources
  • Instant location sharing and streaming option even while in anonymous mode
  • An enhanced two-way text option allowing users to send anonymous tips to Public Safety
  • A content portal that may be populated with University Campus Safety Information

A Few Things to Keep in Mind

  • GPS location accuracy can vary based on several factors.  If possible, you should provide detailed location information via text or voice.  This will enable public safety personnel to reach you more quickly.
  • To maximize the full benefit of this service, your user profile should contain a current photo and accurate self-description. The more information you provide in your profile, the easier it will be for DPS to locate you if necessary. Any information in your personal profile will only be viewable by DPS if you make an emergency call, send an emergency tip or if your safety timer session expires without being deactivated.  Personal profile information will be treated as confidential information.
  • When using the safety timer, it is strongly recommended that you provide detailed information about where you are headed under ‘Status’.   You can update this status as you travel with new information.  This information will greatly facilitate any necessary response actions coordinated by DPS. If your timer expires, DPS will call you to verify your safety.
  • If you are in duress upon receiving a call back from DPS personnel, simply provide a pin number one number above your actual code when prompted to recite your PIN.