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K-State Today

October 9, 2017



K-State Police, LiveSafe to give away iPad

By Stephanie Jacques

The Kansas State University Police Department has teamed up with LiveSafe, an emergency communications app, to give away an iPad. The contest will run from Oct. 9-28. Weekly drawings for additional prizes will be Oct. 13 and Oct. 20, with the final drawing for the iPad on Nov. 3.

To enter, K-Staters must download the app and connect to Kansas State University using their official K-State email. Go to the Report Tips icon in the top left corner of the screen and click on the Giveaway icon that looks like a sealed box in the middle of the bottom row.

LiveSafe how to

Like a scavenger hunt, K-Staters are encouraged to test out the system by taking a selfie with a campus police officer — find their table in the K-State Student Union from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11, 18 and 25 — or in front of one of the many blue light emergency phones on campus — check out the app's Safety Map or university's Manhattan and Polytechnic campus maps. To complete the entry, include contact information in the text box and make sure that the entry is not sent anonymously for the purpose of the contest — though in a real tip to police, that is an option.

Winners will be notified through the app, so be sure to keep the app. In addition to connecting with campus safety officials, LiveSafe has many additional safety features including access to safety maps, emergency contacts, and peer-to-peer location tracking with group chat so friends can monitor and talk to each other as they travel the campus.