Southern Illinois University Carbondale Releases Safety App

 

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(Photo Credit: SIU’s Police Department Website)

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is taking steps to make sure students and faculty feel safe on campus. The college has released a new app call SIU Safe Walk. Users of the app will type in their name and location and two Saluki patrol officers will arrive to walk with them to their destination. Sergeant Chad Beights with SIU’s campus police told WSIL TV that he encourages walking in groups but if a person is forced to walk alone they can use the app and an officer will arrive within ten minutes to escort them.

SIU Safe Walk Hours of Operation:

Monday: 8:30pm – 12:30am
Tuesday – Thursday: 8:00pm – 12:00am
Friday: 8:30pm – 12:30am
Saturday: 5:30pm – 9:30pm