Salisbury University has a new app.
It will allow students and staff to quickly contact police for help.
It’s called the 911 Shield App.
Julia Howell, president of the Student Government Association, told WBOC that even if there isn’t a problem the new app provides a sense of security.
The app can be customized to provide personal information that can help authorities when a student is in trouble.
Within the last month there have been cases of assault on students around the campus.
The WBOC reports that 911 Cellular created the app that also includes features such as Friend Watch which designates certain friends to get notifications if the person has not checked in.
But authorities say the new app is not a substitute for using the 911 emergency system.