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Bobcat Guardian

Download the Bobcat Guardian App Here

(This App will appear as Rave Guardian until you register)

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Welcome to Bobcat Guardian

Welcome to Bobcat Guardian, a mobile app that increases user safety by creating a virtual safety network of friends and family. 

 

Notice: GPS-enabled devices such as smartphones and tablets are required for the full function of this APP. You may need to adjust the GPS settings on your device, as it may run down your battery.

Features:

  • Call Button - Direct immediate connection to Campus Safety with GPS location and personal profile information.
  • Tip Texting - Enables anonymous, 2-way, crime tip reporting through text and images.

  • Personal Guardians and Safety Timer- Students can identify Campus Safety, friends, roommates, and family as “Guardians” when setting their Rave Guardian Safety Timer. During a timer session, Guardians and Campus Safety can check status of the student. If the Safety Timer is not deactivated before it expires, Campus Safety is automatically provided with the user’s Rave Guardian profile to proactively identify and check in on the individual.

  • Safety Profile - Student-created Safety Profiles contain information such as residence details and medical conditions. When a student requires assistance – on or off campus – student Safety Profiles are displayed to Campus Safety and Smart911 enabled 9-1-1 centers nationwide.

How it works:

Whenever students, faculty, or staff connect with Campus Police from their mobile phone, the Bobcat Guardian Campus Safety App automatically delivers a complete caller profile– including current location, medical conditions, course schedule, addresses, campus ID photo, and other critical data.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS …

Can Bobcat Guardian track me?

 Bobcat Guardian can allow police to locate your approximate location when your timer expires or you place a 9-1-1 call. However, it cannot be used to locate you without your knowledge. Your profile and location (if you have enabled the location service) are only available to police when your timer expires or you call 9-1-1.

  • Does Bobcat Guardian work off-campus?

The features of the app will work off-campus; however, if you have an emergency at an off-campus location you should dial 911. The tip feature is for campus locations only.

  • What should I include in my profile?

The more information you provide, the more the police know if they need to assist you in an emergency. At a minimum, your address (home and school), your physical description and a recent photo are great places to start.

If you have a particular health issue or other personal safety concern, you can include that information as well. YOU decide what YOU provide.

  • Are the tips sent through Bobcat Guardian anonymous?

Yes. The app defaults to send anonymous tips.  If you wish to send a tip that will display your name, phone number and profile to police when you send a tip through the Bobcat Guardian app, you can uncheck the box at the top of the "Send a Tip" page.

  • Can I still contact Texas State University Police if I don’t use this app?

Absolutely! When in doubt, call 9-1-1 for emergencies. Texas State University Police Department (UPD) is a Primary PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point); we answer 9-1-1 calls from both cell phones and traditional landlines. We process emergency and non-emergency calls 24/7/365.

For emergencies, dial 911. Our non-emergency number is 512-245-2805.