The University of Maine at Farmington Department of Public Safety / Campus Police strives to provide an efficient and effective police service for the University Community, protecting life and property on campus and ensuring an atmosphere conducive to scholarly learning.
The new UMF Safe App is a free, downloadable, University of Maine at Farmington-specific app that puts a collection of safety resources at students’ and campus community members’ fingertips — 24/7.
Features include direct access to campus police and emergency numbers, a trackable virtual Friend Walk, and direct links to common campus support resources that will help students have a successful college experience.
The UMF Safe App is available free for both iPhone and Android smartphones. Go to your store and use the search term, UMF Safe.
A key feature of the app is the virtual Friend Walk, a tool that allows an individual to send a message to a friend with a link so they can track that person virtually as they walk to their destination.
UMF Safe works with the GPS functionality of an individual’s phone and shows their location on a map, their progress, and their safe arrival at their destination. If they need assistance for any reason, there is a button to notify their friend and initiate a call to Campus Police.
The app was developed by Wayne Drake, former Police Sergeant with UMF’s Department of Public Safety / Campus Police, with federal support from the Corona Virus Emergency Supplemental Fund.
The UMF Department of Public Safety / Campus Police is staffed by fully trained police officers that are certified by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. All crimes are investigated by seasoned police officers and prosecuted by the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office.
Department of Public Safety / Campus Police
University of Maine at Farmington
149 Quebec Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
TYY (via Maine Relay Service): Dial 711