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Drexel Guardian Turns Your Cell Phone Into a Personal Emergency Phone

Introducing Drexel Public Safety's latest high-tech security tool.

The Drexel Department of Public Safety has introduced a new and powerful campus safety tool called Drexel Guardian that turns your cell phone into a personal blue light emergency phone.

Here's how it works: Register your mobile phone and build a personal profile with as much or as little information (photo, residence, medical conditions) as you wish. When you call Drexel Public Safety during an emergency — 267-298-1442 — Drexel Guardian shows the Public Safety Communications Center dispatchers all the information in your profile, as well as location information provided by your mobile carrier, dramatically increasing the odds that they can find you and help you.

Open to all current students, faculty, and professional staff, Drexel Guardian is free and voluntary, and the information you provide is kept completely secure and confidential. All the information, including location, is only provided to campus police when you actively signal for help.

In addition to providing more information during an emergency call, Drexel Guardian can also be used as a virtual campus escort. When you're crossing campus alone, you can set a timer for reaching your target destination. If the timer is not deactivated after a series of reminders or when you reach your destination, Drexel University Police will be notified.

To register your phone for Drexel Guardian and build your profile, sign in through DrexelOne (go to the "Drexel" tab and click the Drexel Guardian link, under the "Safety and Security" heading) and follow the directions. To activate Drexel Guardian during an emergency, call or program your registered cell phone to speed-dial 267-298-1442.