Police Department

Rave Guardian


The Cleveland State University Police Department has partnered with Rave Mobile Safety to bring its award winning mobile safety app to the CSU community.  Upon downloading the free Rave Guardian app and registering a CSU e-mail address, the CSU community will never be further than a button press away from CSU Police.  Rave Guardian allows Students, Faculty, and Staff to connect with the CSU Police Department's 9-1-1 dispatchers with a simple push of a button.  Through the Rave incident management console, our 9-1-1 dispatchers are able to precisely send officers to respond to community emergencies.  The app also allows members of the CSU community to submit confidential tips concerning suspicious behavior, unsafe situations, crimes and other hazards.  It also includes a safety timer which provides a virtual escort wherever members of our community go.  For more information on Rave Guardian, please check out their website, located at https://www.ravemobilesafety.com/rave-guardian.

Please also be sure to remove the Viking Shield app from your mobile device as this is no longer functional.

1. Download the app from either iTunes or the Google Play Store (search for “Rave Guardian”) 

Direct Downloads:
Rave Guardian for iPhone
Rave Guardian for Android 

2. Enter your mobile phone number and your CSU e-mail address (uses the @csuohio.edu domain in the address).

3. Fill in profile information (only fields marked with * are required)

 4. Explore the app!