The COVID screening feature of the Safe Lancer Mobile App is no longer necessary to enter campus buildings, but it boasts plenty of other functions that can increase security of persons and property, says Campus Community Police director Matthew D’Asti.
“I encourage every member of our UWindsor community to download the app and become familiar with its wide range of services,” he says.
Among its suite of features are:
- One-touch access to Campus Police and Windsor Police, both emergency and non-emergency numbers
- Personal “blue light” button for pedestrians on campus to contact Campus Police immediately
- Virtual Walk home features enabling Campus Police or a friend to follow walkers online to their destination
- “Chat with Campus Police” dispatcher directly
- National Weather Service and Environment Canada alerts
- Push notifications from UWindsor Alert for campus emergencies
- Report-a-Tip to Campus Police
- Access to all campus emergency plans and procedures
- Geo-located map of reported crimes
- Access to on- and off-campus support services
- Quick links to Campus Police social media platforms
The app is available for Android or Apple devices. Download the Safe Lancer Mobile App.
Beyond the app, Campus Police maintains 270 emergency call boxes across campus, including downtown — two-way speakerphones programmed to dial the service directly when the button is pushed any time of the day or night, 365 days a year.
Blue Light Emergency Poles
There are 27 outdoor emergency blue light poles located on campus, allowing users to reach Campus Police directly. The user remains in direct verbal contact with the telecommunicator until police arrive. The flashing blue lights serve as a beacon to responding officers and others in the vicinity.
Stainless Steel Emergency Call Box
This emergency box functions very similarly to the emergency blue light pole: pressing the red emergency button will notify Campus Police and keep you in direct verbal contact with the telecommunicator until police arrive.
Yellow Emergency Call Box
Just as with the Stainless Steel Emergency Call Box, pressing the red emergency button will notify Campus Police and keep you in direct verbal contact with the telecommunicator until police arrive.
Blue Emergency Button
Pressing the red button will notify Campus Police to respond to the location of the button.
Members of the campus community can also contact Campus Police at any time for an escort.
“Campus safety is our priority and we all have a duty to be aware and take precautions,” D’Asti says. “Our officers, the Safe Lancer app, and these associated programs are here to assist.”
He encourages anyone to report suspicious activity to Campus Police so the service is aware of any and all concerns.