Cass County, Neb., public schools will soon have instantaneous access to local law enforcement. The public school district is adopting a new software tool that enables faculty, staff, and administrators to communicate directly with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and the local Police Department in the event of an emergency or security breach.
The school district is partnering with In Force Technology to use its IN FORCE911 software service for all devices, including mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets. According to a press release, the software is proven to significantly reduce police response time to a school during a critical event.
“IN FORCE911 provides an immediate link to law enforcement that allows educators to contact them in quite literally seconds, compared to minutes. The alert provides police with invaluable information and actionable intelligence which will continue to reduce the time necessary to eliminate the threat,” said In Force Technology CEO, Brandon Flanagan.
In a press release, county officials stressed that this is a software tool that school officials, deputies, and the developers hope is never needed, however, Sheriff William Brueggemann and Cass County Public Schools believe that this level of preparation and sophistication could provide a vital link between those inside a school building and first responders.