Laker Guardian


Now your phone can keep you safe and help protect your friends.


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Grand Valley State University Police Department joins over 1,000 campuses nationwide to use the Guardian mobile safety app powered by Rave Mobile Safety.

Sign up with your GVSU email and the free app is available on all of the University's campuses: Holland, Allendale, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Muskegon, and Traverse City.

The emergency call button can send an immediate alert to GVPD with a single click, providing the user's information and GPS location to Police. Users can also send text or photos directly to GVPD if they witness something suspicious.


Informational video on using the Laker Guardian app

Notify GVPD and the people you trust to check in on you if you are alone or in an unfamiliar place.  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 on you.  Your Guardians will be notified if your timer expires.

Invite family, friends, or others you trust to be your Guardian and communicate with them within the app as needed.  Just like you can invite someone to check in with you, you can return the favor. When one of your Guardians sets up their own Safety Timer, you will be able to see their time, location, status, and also call or text them right away if their Safety Timer expires.

Call GVPD directly for help if you are in trouble and send text tips – including photos – if you see something suspicious.

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Page last modified July 13, 2022