The University of Tennessee is implementing a new safety app on campus.

UTK is transitioning from its Guardian safety app to a new app called 'LiveSafe' that is being adopted by other college campuses across the country.

The app connects students with campus police to allow them to immediately call 911 or report incidents from their phones, including sending anonymous tips directly to UTPD.

The app has a number of functions, and in emergency situations can be used to call or message campus police and provide a GPS location to allow them to respond quickly.

The app also features a 'SafeWalk' feature that lets users share their location with friends and family in real time as they traverse campus, as well as send alerts to people they choose to let them know they've arrived safely.

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