Staying Safe at Villanova
The Public Safety Department has launched Nova Safe, a free, personal safety app designed to help Villanova’s Department of Public Safety respond to emergency situations quickly and provide users
with important information. The app is available for immediate download on the App Store and Google Play. Complete details regarding the Nova Safe are located on the
Public Safety website.
Nova Safe includes six main functions:
Emergency Calling & Texting:
In the event of a personal emergency, the user can call or text Public Safety. Immediately, the dispatcher knows who the caller is and where they are located.
In the case of a campus emergency, users can quickly access directions for the particular situation.
Friend Watch: This function allows the user’s emergency contacts to know
when the user is out and expects to return. When selected, the user’s contacts will be sent a text message with these details. There is no need for the contacts to download the app in order for this functionality to work.
Crime Map: The map provides a simple way to stay informed about crime
Submit a Tip:
This function allows users to quickly send photos and videos—anonymously, if desired—to Public Safety. These might include crime tips, suspicious activity, icy sidewalks, or maintenance
Where’s the Shuttle?
Users can quickly access a
schedule view and a live view of Villanova’s shuttles.
The safety and security of the Villanova community is the Department of Public Safety’s top priority. The Nova Safe app is the latest in a series of measures aimed at enhancing our current safe
environment at Villanova University.