Manoa Guardian mobile app promotes campus safety

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Sarah Rice, (808) 956-5886
Community Programs Manager, Department of Public Safety
Emily Benton, (808) 955-2126
Marketing & Communications Manager, Campus Services
Posted: Apr 29, 2015

UHM Department of Public Safety logo
UHM Department of Public Safety logo

The UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) has introduced a new mobile safety application called the Mānoa Guardian. It is a product of Rave Mobile Safety, a service widely used by college campuses across the country. 

The Mānoa Guardian app allows users to create their own virtual safety network of friends, family, roommates and even DPS officers from a smartphone or mobile device. Users can set a "Safety Timer" session, which allows them to notify people they trust, or "Guardians" of their expected duration at an event, their specific location, and their current safety status. If the timer expires without the user’s deactivation, the app initiates a panic call and automatically notifies UH Mānoa DPS for on-campus response. The app also allows users to communicate with DPS officers via phone or text message, so that officers may respond immediately with the critical information they need.

Although Mānoa Guardian features are available only to those who have a UH Mānoa associated email address, anyone may download the Rave Guardian app, including friends and family. The Mānoa Guardian app is free to download at the Apple App Store for iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads, and Google Play for Android devices.

The UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety truly embraces the concept of community involvement in safety.  The introduction of the Mānoa Guardian app will allow users to create their own safety community, and to get help quickly and easily when they need it most.  For more information about the app, including an informational video, please visit the DPS website at

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) is dedicated to providing and promoting a safe and secure campus, and serving the UH community with aloha. DPS operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to patrol and respond to any reports of crime or suspicious activity on UH Mānoa campuses. Learn more about DPS services, crime statistics, and how to report a crime or seek victim assistance at For on-campus response, please call DPS at (808) 956-6911 or for emergencies, contact the Honolulu Police Department at 911.