DALLAS, Dec. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- COPsync, Inc., (NASDAQ:COYN), which operates the nation's largest law enforcement real-time, in-car information sharing, communication and date interoperability network, and the Blue Alert Foundation, developer of the National Blue Alert system to share information about threats to law enforcement officers and to apprehend those who make them, have joined forces to raise awareness of the recently signed "Blue Alert" law in the United States.
On May 19, 2015, President Obama signed into law The Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu Blue Alert Act of 2015. Named for two New York City police officers killed in the line of duty in December 2014, the law requires the U.S. Justice Department to create a nationwide notification system reporting assaults on police officers, officers who are missing in the line of duty and credible threats against law enforcement. Currently, there are Blue Alert systems in 25 states, which are modeled after Amber Alerts for abducted children and Silver Alerts for missing seniors.
Tom Berry, Executive Director and Founder of the Blue Alert Foundation, said, "The signing of the Blue Alert law was a significant step forward in ensuring that law enforcement officers are afforded the level of safety they require and deserve. We believe that COPsync has created technology that fulfills the requirements of the law, and we look forward to working with them to further demonstrate its capabilities."
The COPsync Network incorporates a suite of modules for patrol officers, fulfilling the purpose of the National Blue Alert Law, enabling them to communicate and share information in real-time across jurisdictional boundaries. Virtually none of the 18,000 U.S. state and local law enforcement agencies are linked in any way. Using the COPsync Network to enforce the Blue Alert system will not only inform officers of the injury or death of another officer, but also provide officers with a real-time communication system and notification capability that can be used in all emergencies.
Ronald A. Woessner, CEO of COPsync, Inc., commented, "We believe there is no need for the Justice Department to create its own Blue Alert system because such a system already exists in the U.S. and it is called the COPsync Network. This Network is currently being used by thousands of officers across the United States to generate the alerts required by the law. We owe it to the nation's law enforcement officers and their families to ensure their safety."
As part of their alliance, COPsync and the Blue Alert Foundation will launch a police protection campaign in 2016 that will unite celebrity endorsers, key government officials, community leaders and law enforcement agencies in an effort to further enforce the Blue Alert Law and promote police and civilian safety across the nation.
About COPsync, Inc.
COPsync, Inc. (NASDAQ:COYN) is a technology company that improves communication between and among law enforcement officers and agencies from differing jurisdictions to help them prevent and respond more quickly to crime. The COPsync Network connects law enforcement officers and agencies to a common communications system, which gives officers instant access to actionable, mission-critical data and enables them to share information and communicate in real-time with other officers and agencies, even those hundreds and thousands of miles away. The Network's companion COPsync911 threat alert system, enables schools, courts, 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 a crisis, thereby speeding first responder response times and saving minutes when seconds count. The COPsync Network saves officer and citizen 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 COPsync Network also eliminates manual processes and increases officer productivity by enabling officers to electronically write tickets, accident reports, DUI forms, arrest forms and incident and offense reports. The company also sells VidTac®, an in-vehicle, software-driven video system for law enforcement. Visit www.copsync.com and www.copsync911.com for more information.
About the Blue Alert Foundation
The Blue Alert Foundation, Inc. has developed the Blue Alert system to give law enforcement the means to speed the apprehension of violent criminals who kill or seriously injure local, state, or federal law enforcement officers. We are working with different organizations to get the word out nationwide. For more information, visit www.bluealert.us.
CONTACT: For COPsync: Ronald A. Woessner Chief Executive Officer 972-865-6192 firstname.lastname@example.org Media: Dian Griesel International Laura Radocaj (212) 825-3210 For Blue Alert Foundation: Tom Berry Director / Founder Blue Alert Foundation National Blue Alert System 855-456-2210 director@BlueAlert.us www.BlueAlert.us