DALLAS and WASHINGTON, DC, June 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- COPsync, Inc. (OTCQB: COYN), which operates the nation's largest law enforcement real-time, in-car information sharing, communication and data interoperability network, and the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), home to icon McGruff the Crime Dog®, have collaborated to produce a new pilot project to showcase the COPsync911 threat alert system for schools.
The COPsync911 system enables school personnel to automatically and silently send threat alerts, from any school computer or mobile device, directly to local law enforcement officers in their patrol cars in the event of crisis. The system also silently alerts all other teachers in the school of the imminent danger as well. Responding officers and the local dispatch center are able to communicate in real-time with the persons under threat via a communications portal. The system is currently being used by approximately 720 schools and other facilities in Texas, California, Louisiana, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
"School safety is on the minds of every student, parent, teacher, and school administrator," said Ann M. Harkins, president and CEO of NCPC. "The goal of the new NCPC and COPsync pilot program is to work together with schools and law enforcement to increase response time and to enhance safety in our schools."
As part of the pilot program, COPsync will identify five to 10 school districts and five to 10 law enforcement agencies to conduct a test of the COPsync911 system and NCPC-led training. In addition, COPsync will promote the opportunity for customers to augment existing COPsync program materials with new training programs designed by NCPC and tailored to the customer's specific needs.
Herbert D. Severin, V.P. of New Business Initiataives for COPsync, said, "McGruff the Crime Dog is one of the most recognizable icons in America and is the symbol of safety for our neighborhoods. We believe the crime prevention expertise of NCPC and brand power of McGruff will showcase the power of the COPsync911 system to protect schools, courthouses, government buildings and other facilities nationwide."
About the National Crime Prevention Council
The National Crime Prevention Council is the nonprofit leader in crime prevention. For more than 35 years, its symbol of safety, McGruff the Crime Dog®, has delivered easy-to-use crime prevention tips that protect what matters most -- you, your family, and your community. Since 1982, NCPC has continuously provided the American public with comprehensive educational materials, training programs, and effective crime prevention messaging, delivered in large part through its vast network of more than 10,000 state and local law enforcement agencies, crime prevention associations, community groups, foundations, and corporate partners. For more information on how NCPC can be a public safety expert for you or how to "Take A Bite Out of Crime®," visit www.ncpc.org.
COPsync, Inc. (COYN) is a technology company that improves real-time communication across law enforcement jurisdictions and helps public safety officials prevent and respond quickly to crime. The COPsync Network gives officers instant access to actionable, mission-critical data and to local, state and federal law enforcement databases. The Network's companion COPsync911 system enables courts, schools, hospitals, government buildings, energy, telecommunications and other potentially at-risk facilities to automatically and silently send threat alerts directly to local law enforcement officers in their patrol cars in the event of crisis, thereby protecting schools, school children, employees and others. The COPsync Network saves lives, reduces unsolved crimes and assists in apprehending criminals and interdicting criminal behavior -- through such features as a nationwide officer safety alert system, GPS/auto vehicle location and distance-based alerts for crimes in progress, such as school crisis situations, child abductions, bank robberies and police pursuits. The company also sells VidTac®, an in-vehicle, software-driven video system for law enforcement. For more information, visit www.copsync.com and www.copsync911.com.
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CONTACT: COPsync, Inc. Ronald A. Woessner Chief Executive Officer 972-865-6192 firstname.lastname@example.org Dian Griesel Int'l. Enrique Briz 212-825-3210 email@example.com National Crime Prevention Council Michelle Boykins (202) 261-4184 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ncpc.org