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Brandon-COPsync, LLC. has researched and compiled a listing of school incidents (nationwide) from January 1st, 2014 through October 14th, 2014. The source of the school incident listing was collected via Google News.



TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. School Alert System


TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. -- A mountain sheriff is looking to add another layer of security in public schools.

Every school in Transylvania County has a resource officer, but Sheriff David Mahoney is proposing installing COPSync 911: a computer software system that would create a direct line of communication between educators and first responders.

Sheriff Mahoney says if a teacher spots an armed intruder in the school they can click on the "COPSync 911" app located on their computer or mobile device.

Within seconds dispatchers and officers will get an alert.

The Board of Education and County Commissioners will have to approve the system before it can be installed.


NH Using Revolutionary School Safety Software

Londonderry, New Hampshire, Police say a new software system called CopSync911 is a game changer in school safety by creating a direct line of communication between educators and first responders.

By Katherine Underwood

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014 • Updated at 5:29 PM EDT

Londonderry, New Hampshire, Police say a new software system called CopSync911 is a game changer in school safety by creating a direct line of communication between educators and first responders.

New Hampshire is the first state in the country to work on getting the software into schools statewide.

On Tuesday, Governor Maggie Hassan and law enforcement leaders launched CopSync911 in Londonderry at its six schools and in 14 police cruisers.

"It's one of the tools we have in our belt and let's hope to God we don't have to use it," said former Kensington Police Chief Michael Sielicki.

Freshman Sara Valeli from Hooksett had a choice of several different high schools, but chose Londonderry for one very good reason.

"Because I felt safe," she told NECN.

Valeli and her classmates remember the tragedy in Sandy Hook and know how quickly things can go wrong.

"It's always a lurking presence," said Londonderry senior Alex Young.

Valeli agreed, saying, "It's something we have to keep in the back of our head."

With the new software, if a teacher noticed an armed intruder in the hallway, they can simply double click the CopSync911 shield icon on their computer or mobile device.

Within seconds, local and county dispatchers and the five closest police officers will get the alert along with critical information about the location of the threat. Dispatchers and officers will be able to access school floor plans and a map of the area.

A chat room allows teachers to exchange real-time information with dispatcher who will help guide the officers as safely as possible.

According to the Executive Vice President of CopSync, Brandon Flanagan, the system cuts response time from the national average of two to three minutes down to seconds.

"We're going to save lives in the meantime and that's the ultimate goal of CopSync911," Flanagan said.

The software also works in the reverse direction. So, if there is an armed robbery near a school, police can notify school leaders to go into lockdown with a CopSync911 alert. Londonderry Police Chief Bill Hart says this is a new era in school safety.

"The bottom line is it makes kids safer in our community," Chief Hart said.

One small icon that police say should make parents rest easier and kids concentrate harder. "It just gives us peace of mind knowing there will always be someone, a police officer, there for us," Valeli said.

CopSync911 is already being used in 100 districts and agencies across the Northeast.

Flanagan says there are close to 40 applications from districts and agencies in NH working to implement the program.


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September 11th, 2014

The Brandon-COPsync Team is Fast and Furious in September 2014


The Brandon-COPsync sales team has a fully loaded September schedule:

-High priority meeting in Pennsylvania with the State Director of School Safety (9/16/2014)


-New England Association of School Superintendents (9/18/14-9/19/2014) in Portland, ME

-New England Association of Chiefs of Police 89th Annual Conference (9/21/14-9/24/14) in Plymouth, MA

-Major media announcement on 9/23/14 at 9:00am (details to follow)

-High level meeting in Washington, DC with the United States Department of Homeland Security (9/22/2014)

-High priority meetings in West Virginia (9/26/14)


September 8th, 2014

2014 VACP/VPCF Annual Conference

Brandon-COPsync's Southeast Regional Sales Director, Keith Enright and Chief Strategic Officer, Chief Michael Sielicki (Ret.) at the 2014 Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference in Roanoke.


September 8th, 2014

COPsync 911 Featured on WSLS 10 Virginia


911 alert system to protect students could be coming to Bedford Co.

By Katie Love, Reporter

WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

BEDFORD COUNTY (WSLS) - The Bedford County Sheriff's Office may be the first agency in the state to get new technology that could save students' lives during an emergency. The cutting-edge technology is called 'COPSync911.' It allows school teachers and staff to trigger an emergency alert on a computer or phone and communicate with the nearest deputies, the 911 dispatch center, and all of the other employees at the school. The developers say the alert is received within four seconds. The sheriff's office applied for an $83,000 dollar grant through the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to pay for the system. "It doesn't necessarily have to be a gunman, but that's our biggest fear given the history of school shootings. So we think it's the best way to protect everyone and all the children," Bedford County Sheriff's Office grant writer Robin Sundquist said. Major Ricky Gardner said another big advantage is the sheriff's office can also send alerts to the school as well.. "Let's say there was a bank robbery or someone breaking into the area of the school and we needed that school locked down. Our dispatch center would have the capability of having a text message sent to the school," Major Ricky Gardner said. The sheriff's department expects to hear about the grant decision in October.



September 4th, 2014

Brandon-COPsync to attend the 2014 VACP/VPCF Annual Conference


The Brandon-COPsync team will soon be heading to Virginia to attend the 2014 VACP/VPCF Annual Conference on Monday
September 8th. Keep an eye out for photos!


Brandon-COPsync Featured in 9-1-1 Magazine


COPsync911 Solution: Nation’s Only Real-Time Threat Alert & Notifications System

(Read this article in 9-1-1 Magazine)

Date: 2014-08-22

In light of the rise of school shootings, concerned parents and law enforcement responders alike are finding find some comfort in a revolutionary school safety technology.  Now being deployed throughout the United States is a state-of-the-art, real-time information technology solution for law enforcement and school safety.

In September of 2013, a Boston based company, Brandon-COPsync, LLC launched a software platform called COPsync 911 (CS911).  For the first time, schools and law enforcement will have a real time emergency notification system which immediately connects school officials under threat to the closest law enforcement officers.

COPsync911 empowers law enforcement personnel with the latest, most powerful and innovative technology solutions. These solutions include providing law enforcement and schools with real-time information, communication and reduced response time.

In the event of a threat, school administrators or faculty can activate CS911 by clicking on an icon, which sends an instant alert to the five closest law enforcement officers (regardless of jurisdiction).  Arriving as an instant message, a COPsync911 alert instantly provides a direct line of communication, along with the school’s address, the school room number, a display of the school’s blueprint and the name of person who sent the alert.  The officer who receives the alert can then head directly to the school, dramatically reducing response time.

“COPsync911 empowers every school staff member to call for help immediately when an emergency arises using their class room desktop or mobile device,” said Chief John Scippa of the Stratham, NH Police Department. “This powerful technology offers the ability for real time reporting of a problem to the school campus, emergency dispatchers and emergency responders. Further, the technology allows for continuous, real time, two way communication between the school staff, emergency dispatchers, and emergency responders. COPsync911 is the answer for providing every school staff member immediate accessibility to initiate a call for help, initiate lock down of the building and specifically communicate the problem directly to dispatchers and emergency responders.”

For more information, see http://www.bacopsync.com/

- Product Profiles /9-1-1magazine.com (via Brandon-COPsync, LLC, 8/20/14)


August 25th, 2014

Brandon-COPsync Quick News

Brandon-COPsync is pleased to announce Keith Enright as its Southeast Sales Director. Mr. Enright brings Brandon-COPsync over 20 years of professional policing and school safety experience. Mr. Enright served a state police officer, school resource officer and was honorably discharged from the United States Coast Guard. More details to follow.


July 31st, 2014

Chief Sielicki Interviews with WMUR Channel 9 New Hampshire

Kensington police chief reflects on highs, lows of career

Watch the interview here

KENSINGTON, N.H. —Kensington's police chief is reflecting on a long career as he prepares to retire Thursday. Chief Mike Sielicki is getting ready to hang up his badge, saying he has had an incredibly fulfilling job working as a small-town police chief.

"I'm an everyday cop in New Hampshire that likes to go out, work with the people, stop cars, go to the school, join organizations and work and help people in the community," he said. "That's what we do here."

Sielicki moved up the ranks in Colebrook, where he became chief in 1993. He was the chief in Hancock and Rindge before arriving in Kensington.

"Around the country, they call it community policing," he said. "Around New Hampshire, it's everyday police work."

Sielicki retires Thursday and said he has seen the best and the worst of what even the smallest towns can't escape. He was chief in Colebrook on Aug. 19, 1997, when gunman Carl Drega went on a rampage. Drega killed four people, including two officers, and wounded four others.

"I lost great friends," Sielicki said. "It left a scar on that community forever."

Police chiefs are often close to each other, and Sielicki said he was close to Greenland's Mike Maloney, who was shot and killed eight days before he was due to retire.

"It's sad that Mike won't be here for mine," Sielicki said.

Sielicki said the good has outweighed the tragedy.

"The triumphs are hiring a young officer, seeing him go through his career and make a chief," he said.

Sielicki has also mentored youngsters in the community who grow up and still keep in touch.

"You can't beat that," he said.


July 29th, 2014

For Immediate Release

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Secretary, Jen Johnson, today announced that more than $1.6 Billion in allocations for FY 2014 DHS preparedness grant programs.

The Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) Program provides over $350 Million to assist local, tribal, territorial and state governments in enhancing and sustaining all hazards emergency management capabilities.

According to Brandon-COPsync, LLC. CEO Don Flanagan, “the (EMPG) program will help ensure that our nation’s law enforcement officers, children, and school administrators have funding available for the COPsync 911 real-time threat alert and emergency notification software system.”

For more information please contact Dane Parker (dparker@bacopsync.com).



July 27th, 2014

Interview with WSAV Channel 3 in Savannah, GA

While attending the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police Summer Training Conference, Chief Strategy Officer of Brandon-COPsync, Chief Michael Sielicki (Ret.) conducted a live interview with WSAV Channel 3 in Savannah, GA regarding COPsync 911.

Protecting Our Children in School

SAVANNAH, GA -

When it comes to our children, every parent wants to rest comfortably in the knowledge that they're safe at school.

But recent trends of horrific school shootings and other emergencies have forced the school district and law enforcement to change their strategies.


Recent studies show the faster law enforcement agencies show up to the scene of a crime, the faster it's mitigated.


The Savannah-Chatham Public School District currently uses a dual e-mail and phone call system to quickly alert parents during an emergency, but how can schools quickly alert law enforcement and get them there quickly?


The makers of CopSync 911 think their system is the answer.


To use CopSync, once anyone inside or outside the school with access to the program recognizes a threat, they can click an icon and within seconds, the five officers - regardless of agency affiliation - are signaled to make their way to the school.


But it isn't free, CopSync 911 costs $2,400 per school for the first year and $1,200 each year after that.  Plus an additional fee for each police cruiser and dispatch center it's installed in.


The Savannah-Catham School District has not considered using the system, but say they're willing to learn more about it.


July 22nd, 2014

Great Things Happening at Brandon-COPsync!


Chief Parker and Chief Sielicki will be attending the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police Summer Training Conference in Savannah, GA July 27-July 30!

After the conference our team will be meeting with Police Chiefs and School Superintendents in Pennsylvania, Virginia and New Hampshire!

In other news, Brandon-COPsync plans to open a fulltime west coast office in August! This office will be managed and operated by the Brandon-COPsync west coast Sales Manager. More details to follow!


July 22nd, 2014

COPsync Mentioned in Wicked Local!!



Saugus school alert system synchs with police

By Mike Gaffney
mgaffney@wickedlocal.com
July 18. 2014 8:00AM

 

The Saugus Police Department is partnering with the schools to implement new technology that allows teachers or students to send emergency alerts to law enforcement personnel with a click of a button.

When classes start this fall Police Chief Domenic DiMella expects the COPsync crisis communication emergency alert service to be up-and-running at each of the district’s schools.

Integrating the COPsync technology on computers and cell phones allows people inside the schools to send a distress alert that is immediately communicated to police officers.

By using the COPsync interface, these alerts trigger an interactive communication portal between the sender, computers on police cruisers and the 911 dispatch center that allow the parties to share pertinent information about the nature of the threat to the school.

Officers receiving the alerts can click on hyperlinks in the communication portal that provide an aerial view of the school — with entrances, doors, directional coordinates, adjacent streets and roof egress clearly marked — as well as detailed diagrams of the building’s interior.

Saugus Police Det. John Daigle, DiMella and Assistant Chief Ronald Giorgetti illustrated how the system works during a presentation at the Public Safety Building last week.

Daigle explained that the alert goes out to officers, teachers, and other school staff that subscribe to the COPsync network. They can even access the program on their cell phones.

Once the interactive window pops up, the parties can communicate to each other in real time about anything pertaining to the present threat.

"You don’t have to go through dispatch and information can be relayed in an instant," Daigle said.

DiMella told the Advertiser COPsync could prove a valuable asset by providing officers real-time information in the event of a school shooter. He added that the links to the exterior/interior building schematics are a major benefit for out-of-town police departments called to an emergency that aren’t familiar with the schools.

Giorgetti said COPsync gives law enforcement an additional avenue to communicate in the event of a school shooting, when cell phones frequently get jammed as a result of excessive use.

Through the COPsync network emergency responders can pull up information on the entire high school layout or narrow their focus to individual classrooms. Each room is labeled with a letter to improve lines of communication.

Giorgetti said the Police Department is in the process of creating updated hyperlinks for each of the town’s schools. School employees will also be trained on how to send the alerts and to communicate on the interactive portal with officers en route to the scene.

The School Department will spend $17,800 over two years to implement the COPsync network in the schools, with the Police Department allocating $1,400 in its budget.

Superintendent of Schools Michael Tempesta said the ability to create a closed network so school personnel can send alerts and communicate with police provides peace of mind.

"We think it’s a great program for us," Tempesta said.

School shootings have demonstrated the need for faster response times and smooth communication between law enforcement personnel, DiMella said. He views COPsync as an important resource for police officers to better protect school communities in the event of a tragedy.

"There have been school shootings across the country and we want to be prepared if that happens here," DiMella said. "This is a great tool to get real-time information, to get officers on the scene as quickly as possible and to help them locate the threat and eliminate the threat."

http://saugus.wickedlocal.com/article/20140718/News/140717734


July 14th, 2014

The Brandon-COPsync team is attending the
Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association Centennial Conference today!

    

July 10th, 2014

Sheriff Frank G. Cousins, Jr. Visits the Brandon-COPsync Corporate Office!


Today we had the pleasure of a visit to our corporate headquarters in Danvers, MA by Sheriff Frank G. Cousins, Jr.!


July 9th, 2014

Brandon-COPsync, LLC Awarded Major Contract in Northern New Jersey


Brandon-COPsync, LLC has been awarded a major in-car video camera contract in Northern New Jersey! More information coming soon!


June 30th, 2014

Chief Sielicki Joins Brandon-COPsync, LLC

Danvers, MA – Brandon-COPsync CEO, Don Flanagan, announced today that Chief Michael Sielicki (former President of NH Chiefs of Police and Police Chief of Kensington, NH) has joined the company as its Chief Strategic Officer (CSO).  Chief Sielicki, according to Flanagan, “is a 21 year law enforcement executive who often worked on the front line and brings a level of professionalism and credibility that is second to none.”  More to come as the story develops.


June 24th, 2014

2014 National Sheriffs' Association Annual Conference and Exhibition

The Brandon-COPsync team is set up at the 2014 National Sheriffs' Association Annual Conference and Exhibition in Fort Worth, Texas!


June 17th, 2014

Attention New Hampshire Agencies:

Visit the HSEM website to access the Brandon-COPsync 911 School Emergency Notification System Grant Application:


June 13th, 2014

Brandon COPsync Team will be Attending the Following Confrences:

National Sheriffs' Association Annual Conference - Fort Worth, TX (June 20-25, 2014)

27th Annual Police Security Expo- Atlantic City, NJ (June 24-25, 2014)


June 10th, 2014

School Emergency Alerts Technology Initiative


June 9th, 2014

Brandon COPsync Exhibits at the 4th Annual New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police Public Safety Trade Show

From left to right: Chief Mike Sielicki (President NH Chiefs of Police), Dom McDougall (Brandon COPsync Director of Security),Brandon Flanagan (Brandon COPsync Executive Vice President), Don Flanagan (Brandon COPsync CEO), Chief Dane Parker Ret. (National Sales Director), AJ Roberto (Brandon COPsync Special Projects).


March 25th, 2014

Brandon COPsync, LLC and COPsync911 Featured on WCBS New York Investigative Report

Danvers – This week, Brandon-COPsync, LLC and the COPsync911 platform was featured on Channel 2 in New York City.

For more information, please contact Richard Gould at rgould@bacopsync.com or 888-702-6776 x212




March 24th, 2014

Brandon-COPsync, LLC and the Town of Saugus Featured on WBZ-Channel 4 “Eye on Education” with Paula Ebben

Danvers – On March 24, 2014, WBZ-Channel 4 Boston featured COPsync911 in their weekly “Eye on Education” segment with Paula Ebben. Saugus Police Chief Dominec DeMella and Saugus Superintendent Michael Tempesta spoke on how COPsync911 will be beneficial for the safety of the children and teachers throughout their community.
Executive Vice President, Brandon Flanagan said “We are excited at the opportunity to work with Chief DiMella and Superintendent Tempesta to ensure their schools are kept safe. Keeping children and the community safe is the priority and we are happy to assist the Town of Saugus any way we possibly can. ”

Nationally introduced and released in September of 2013, COPsync911 is a school safety tool that is a “real time threat alert system” which immediately connects school officials, under a potential threat, to the five closest law enforcement officers. If under a potential threat, school faculty or administrators initiates a direct, real-time connection with law enforcement officers closest to the threat location, minimizing response time.

For more information, please contact Richard Gould at rgould@bacopsync.com or 888-702-6776 x212

 


March 20th, 2014

Brandon-COPsync, LLC Announces Stephen Potischman as its New England Sales Manager for COPsync911

Brandon-COPsync, LLC is pleased to announce Stephen Potischman as its New England Sales Manager for COPsync911 - Real-time Threat Alert System.

Mr. Potischman, a seasoned Sales Executive, will bring to Brandon-COPsync key account capture, marketing expertise and strategic sales management.

Mr. Potischman is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA-BA and received his MBA from Northeastern University, Boston, MA.


February 18th, 2014

Massachusetts School Safety Task Force to Begin Public Hearings

On January 16, 2014, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed an executive order establishing a cross-secretariat task force on school security and safety in front of parents, educators, public safety and public health officials at the A.C. Whalen Elementary School in Revere, Massachusetts.

The task force is chaired by Education Secretary Matthew Malone, Public Safety Secretary Andrea Cabral and Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz. The secretaries will coordinate to address issues relating to school safety in the Commonwealth.  The task force includes representatives from education, police and the legislature; including members from the School Building Authority, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the State Police, the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Department of Public Safety and the assistant secretary for children, youth and families.
According to the Executive Order signed by Governor Patrick, the task force will:

  • Develop recommendations for local schools to assist them in preparing and/or updating school safety plans

  • Propose school site safety and security assessment protocols and procedures.

  • Recommend specific school site safety improvements that individual schools could adopt

  • Draft school-based safety training and exercise program recommendations for school staff and administrators

  • Develop a possible request of capital funds for infrastructure improvements and training of school personnel and students to respond to emergency incidents, possibly through a grant program

In an article written by the State House News Service, Gov. Patrick said, “By fostering collaboration among schools, district leadership, public safety and public health officials, community organizations and school building authority officials, we will develop a plan for creating safer school structures, safer school environments and more comprehensive training programs and protocols for response should emergencies happen.”
The Massachusetts School Safety task force will be holding public meetings within the coming months. The first public meeting will be held in Worcester on February 25 and the members will present their recommendations before the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

To view the Executive Order, follow the link to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts website; http://www.mass.gov/governor/legislationeexecorder/executiveorder/executive-order-no-548.html


February 17th, 2014

Brandon-COPsync and SecureWatch 24 Enter Into Reseller/Partnership Agreement

Secure Watch 24 "SW24" and Brandon-COPsync, LLC have executed a reseller / partnership agreement. "SW24" is a privately held, full Security Company founded by Veteran Law Enforcement professionals. The "SW24" team represents a unique marriage between diversely experienced veteran law enforcement professionals and the most contemporary Security Technologies available for today's law enforcement challenges. John Colgan, Executive VP/Chief Compliance Officer for "SW24" and a veteran of the NYPD who retired in 2008 at the rank of Assistant Chief, commented: "Partnering with Brandon-COPsync, LLC provides "SW24" with leading edge technology and real time Information Management Solutions designed to support and enhance safety for our law enforcement officers".

About Brandon-COPsync: Brandon-COPsync is an emerging growth, law enforcement technology solutions company, providing best in class technology and real-time information management.

For more information contact:

Brandon Flanagan EVP Business Development bflanagan@bacopsync.com


February 11th, 2014

The Brandon-COPsync's Team Geared Up for 2014!

The Brandon-COPsync sales team is geared up and on the road again for 2014.

The Maine's Chiefs of Police Association 2014 Winter Meeting and Vendor show was held on (Feb 5th, 2014 - Feb 7th, 2014) in South Portland, Maine. Brandon COPsync's Sales Team led by Executive Vice President, Brandon Flanagan who showcased the VIDTAC (ICV) and COPsync911 solutions. For further information contact Brandon Flanagan EVP Sales: bflanagan@bacopsync.com

 

Cailfornia Police Chief's Association 37th Annual Training Symposium and Trade Show (Feb 23rd, 2014 - Feb 27th, 2014) Monterey, CA. For further information contact Laddie McCabe: lmccabe@bacopsync.com

 

New York State Sheriff's Association Annual Winter Training Conference (Feb 16th, 2014 - Feb 19th, 2014) at The Desmond in Albany, NY.


November 6th, 2013

Brandon-COPsync is Officially CJIS Certified!

Brandon-COPsync's Chief Technology Officer Merek Weisensee

Brandon-COPsync, LLC providing the largest law enforcement real-time, in-car information sharing, communications and data interoperability network in the US has completed and received official certification on the Massachusetts Criminal Records Platform - CJIS. This allows the COPsync Network to be fully deployed throughout the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Community. Massachusetts Police Officers will be able to run criminal queries directly from their patrol computers.

Merek Weisensee – Brandon-COPsync’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) who worked directly with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) and the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) explained, “Today is an exciting day for Brandon-COPsync and the COPsync nationwide real-time information-sharing platform! We will continue to expand throughout the US to provide a comprehensive officer and public safety system for police agencies and schools.”

CJIS offers law-enforcement and criminal justice agencies within the state and across the nation secure access 24 hours per day, 7 days a week to state and interstate criminal history record information, protective orders, missing and wanted person files, driver’s license and motor vehicle information, firearm licensing and gun transaction and other criminal justice information via the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and the National Law Enforcement Telecommunication Systems (NLETS).

The Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS) is the State’s CJIS systems Agency (CSA) and by FBI/National Crime Information Center (NCIC) policy is the responsible state authority for quality control of all data entered into NCIC Systems, managing policy compliance for all CJIS/NCIC users and providing training and testing in the use of NCIC systems.


November 5th, 2013

Laddie McCabe at the Nevada FBINAA and the Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association's Annual Training Conference in Las Vegas

Brandon-COPsync's West-Coast Sales Representative, Laddie McCabe and Brandon-COPsync's Chief Technology Officer, Merek Weisensee attended the Nevada FBI National Academy Associates and the Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association's Annual Training Conference in Las Vegas. Brandon-COPsync's products included COPsync 911 Real-Time Threat Alert System and VIDTAC In-Car Camera System.

For more information or to request a live demo, please call 888 702 6776
or
schedule a live demo


October 30th, 2013

Brandon-COPsync, LLC and Getac enter into Preferred Re-Seller Agreement

Brandon-COPsync, LLC and Getac announced today that Brandon-COPsync will re-sell nationally; Getac’s rugged and semi rugged convertible computers. According to Bob Schafer - VP of Global Sales, “The relationship with Getac gives Brandon-COPsync a full portfolio of the ‘best-in-class’ technologies designed to support and protect our law-enforcement officers.” Brandon COPsync’s real-time integrated law-enforcement technology products and systems have one mission: officer safety.

Getac has made several technological breakthroughs that improve the performance and safety of using computers in dangerous environments including:

  • Quadra Clear – Sunlight readable display screens
  • Night vision without goggles
  • Advanced power saving technology
  • Industry’s first resistive multi-touch display for use with gloves
  • 5-year bumper to bumper warranty on fully rugged computers

Getac Technology Corporation was established in 1989 and had gross revenues in 2011 of 536 Million.

Brandon COPsync is the nation’s leading provider of revolutionary state-of-the-art technology solutions and systems integration for today’s law enforcement challenges.

For more information, contact Robert Schafer: rschafer@bacopsync.com


October 22nd, 2013

The Brandon-COPsync Exhibit at the IACP Show in Philadelphia, PA

The Brandon-COPsync exhibit had unprecedented visits according to VP of Global Sales Bob Schafer. "Between COPsync 911 and VIDTAC I think we not only stole the show; we are quickly becoming a force multiplier as a real-time software solutions integrator," stated Schafer.

 

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October 17th, 2013

Brandon-COPsync Features COPsync 911 at the IACP in Philadelphia

WE HAVE NO GREATER RESPONSIBILITY THAN THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN AND THERE IS NO HOTTER TOPIC THAN INCREASING SCHOOL DEFENSE AGAINST ARMED INTRUDERS AND OTHER VIOLENT THREATS.

THE ANSWER CAN BE FOUND AT IACP BOOTHS #1861 & #908!!

As you know, there are several competing ideas for dealing with the all-to-frequent attacks on our schools, up to and including arming teachers and staff or employing armed officers to patrol them. Each of these present questions that need to be answered: Who is going to pay for those officers/guards? Can a single armed officer effectively stop the assailant(s) rather than becoming the first target of the attack? And what about the school’s liability if/when a panicked teacher shoots someone accidentally?

We at Brandon-COPsync are excited to announce COPsync911, the intelligent alternative to arming our schools. COPsync911 is a much more efficient, far less expensive and certainly less controversial method of keeping students safe in our schools and protecting them in the event of a violent attack.

COPsync911 is a revolutionary software-based school/campus safety tool that is loaded onto computers throughout then school or campus. COPsync911 is not intended as a substitute for existing emergency dispatch/response processes but rather to enhance those capabilities. COPsync911 creates a “Call for Help” icon that can be easily and silently triggered in the event of a threat in a classroom, administration building or residence hall. The purpose of COPsync911 is to shave critical minutes off of response times as well as to allow law enforcement and school personnel to share valuable, real-time information that can assist in their rescue efforts. In the event of a threat (armed intruder, bomb threat, etc.), any school personnel can simply click the 911 icon which puts the following processes immediately into motion:

  1. Local central dispatch is immediately alerted to the threat
  2. The five closest law enforcement vehicles (by GPS proximity to the building), regardless of jurisdiction (campus safety, local police, sheriff, state patrol) are automatically notified of the threat and are dispatched to the scene.
  3. Alerts are instantly sent to all school computers and to cell phones of school and law enforcement personnel notifying them of the threat.
  4. A map of the location and a diagram of the building under threat is uploaded to responders’ mobile computers giving them critical information regarding access/evacuation points, etc.
  5. A silent communications portal (“Chat Room”) is opened allowing responders and school personnel still in the building to silently share detailed, real-time information (perpetrator location, evacuation strategies, etc.)

With COPsync911, not only will law enforcement arrive at the scene of a threat sooner but they will be able to have and share the vital, real-time information they need to most efficiently develop and execute a successful rescue strategy. At a cost of less than a penny per day per student, no school can afford to be without COPsync911.

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Please visit Bob Schafer, VP of Sales and Marketing, or any of our experts at the 2013 IACP Conference for a live demonstration and additional information.

We will be in Booths #1861 & #908

Enter at the booth for your chance to win a flat screen television to be raffled off at the show!! Special discounts available to those who visit us at the show.


October 17th, 2013

Brandon-COPsync Features VIDTAC at the IACP in Philadelphia

At IACP – 1080p Hi-Def In-Car Video System at HALF THE PRICE!

Brandon COPsync invites you to join us at this year’s IACP Conference as we exhibit the most innovative In-Car Video solution in the market today! Vidtac will be on display in Booths #1861 & #908 with live demonstrations from our technology experts.

Vidtac is the first TRUE Hi-Definition system available for law enforcement. At up to six times the resolution of the competition and at HALF THE PRICE, this revolutionary product sets the new benchmark for meeting the needs of departments in today’s budget-crunched world. Just a few of the standard features of Vidtac include:

  • TRUE HD (1080p) video quality (six times better than the competition)
  • NO equipment taking up valuable space in your trunks or radio consoles
  • Scalable in-the-car video storage (up to HUNDREDS of hours)
  • Zoom during playback (even if officers did not zoom while recording the incident)
  • High-speed wireless, Cellular (4G) and manual video offload
  • Comes standard with Front and Rear Cameras, GPS, Crash Sensor and more
  • HALF THE PRICE of all competitors in the Marketplace
  • Price includes backend video management software with lifetime updates and support

Please visit Bob Schafer, VP of Sales and Marketing, or any of our experts at the 2013 IACP Conference for a live demonstration and additional information.

We will be in Booths #1861 & #908.

Enter at the booth for your chance to win a flat screen television to be raffled off at the show!! Special discounts available to those who visit us at the show.

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If you happen to miss us at IACP,
please call us at (888) 702-6776
or contact us by email at sales@bacopsync.com
to get information or to schedule a demonstration at your department.


October 15th, 2013

Brandon-COPsync Welcomes Laddie McCabe

Brandon COPsync's Vice President of Global Sales, Robert Schafer announced the addition of a new sales representative.

Charles "Laddie" McCabe joined Brandon-COPsync as its sales representative for the Western region of the US.

Laddie McCabe, a former police officer from Southern California brings 20 years of experience in public safety technology sales with over 10 years specific to in-car video solutions. Mr. McCabe holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Phoenix.

 


August 28, 2013

COPsync 911 - Connects Teachers To Police With Click Of A Button

http://www.newson6.com/story/23272989/alert-system-connects-teachers-to-police-with-click-of-a-button

 

August 28, 2013

COPsync 911 Featured on CBS Dallas, TX


August 22nd, 2013

VIDTAC in High Demand at the Midwest Security and Police Conference August 20-21, 2013

Brandon-COPsync's Global Sales Manager Bob Schafer and Brandon-COPsync's regional sales representatives attend the Midwest Security and Public Conference Expo (MSPCE) in Tinley Park, IL.

The MSPCE brings an exciting 2-day marketplace featuring state-of-the-art security and law enforcement products technologies and services. According to Bob Schafer, "The VIDTAC State-of-the-Art in-car camera video was in high demand at the show, "I have been in the law enforcement industry for years and have never seen the immediate demand for and the sale of ANY product or technologies like VIDTAC until this week! VIDTAC is taking the in-car camera video market by storm."


August 7th, 2013

Sheriff's Office Equipped with COPsync

Sheriff using COPsync interoperability software

Sheriff’s Deputy Sergeant Joseph Manguso explains the features of COPsync. The system is able to assist in driver license search and streamline reports as well as having an activity log.

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office has taken a major step into the modern computerized world of high tech law enforcement. Sheriff David Soward announced late last week that all vehicles in the department have now been equipped with COPsync. The sheriff explained that COPsync is a statewide computer based network that provides an endless amount of tools and technology to his deputies. Each vehicle now has a laptop computer which enables his officers to communicate with officers and agencies across the state who are also on COPsync. Officers can share information and intelligence such as wanted persons, stolen vehicles, crime bulletins, narcotic couriers from patrol car to patrol car.

The sheriff went on to explain the system allows officers to directly run inquiries on drivers licenses and license plates from the patrol car which frees up some time for busy dispatchers. The system also has a driver’s license reader where deputies can swipe the license through the reader like a credit card. The system is capable of quickly printing a citation or a written warning on a small printer in the patrol car. The system will virtually eliminate a sheriffs office employee from manually tracking data for filing the annual state mandated racialprofiling report required by all Texas law enforcement agencies. “We will be able to produce the report in a matter of minutes,” the sheriff said. In addition deputies can complete an activity report on each call they respond to, right from their car. Sheriff Soward said another one of the system’s assets is the GPS based map on the system.

Dispatcher using COPsync's real-time data interoperability software

Sheriff’s dispatcher Dzenisej Georgiev points to the large 42” screen in the ACSO Communications center that displays the COPsync real-time GPS map. Dispatchers can now see the location of all units equipped with COPsync. Sheriff David Soward said the system will help with deputy response time among other things.

Officers, along with the dispatcher and supervisors on their desk top computers, will be able to track in real time the location of every officer logged into the system. “We can literally watch each patrol car on the map as it moves down streets, county roads and highways enabling dispatchers and supervisors to keep track of the units locations. We will have the ability to zoom-in on the map and then direct multiple units to set up a parameter around a crime scene by being able to see exactly where each unit is located, right down to exact spot it’s at,” Sheriff Soward explained. The sheriff then explained that the system greatly enhances officer’s safety as it allows other officers to know exactly where each other is located. The sheriff stated that they can use the touchscreen to scroll the map across the state and see the locations of all officers currently logged-in anywhere in Texas. “If we are pursuing a suspect into another jurisdiction we can see the location of their units too, allowing us to direct the other agencies to the suspects location,” the sheriff stated. The sheriff said those are just some of the things COPsync does. It will do much more, he stated.

Sheriff Soward said that Jourdanton, Pleasanton and Lytle police departments are already on the system as well as all four Atascosa County Constables. Other neighboring agencies on COPsync are Natalia PD, Pearsall PD, Dilley PD, McMullen County Sheriff’s Office, Bee County S.O., Three Rivers PD, Castroville PD and Poth PD. Presently there are 400 agencies in Texas that are on the COPsync network. Sheriff Soward said that COPsync was designed and created in 2007 by police officers specifically for police officers, Sheriff Soward explained.

“We feel like it’s another tool that will allow us to better serve the community and do our job more efficiently,” Soward said. The sheriff was quick to give credit to Commissioner’s Court for agreeing to fund the purchase of COPsync when the sheriff went to them earlier this year with a presentation on how the system worked and its benefits. The sheriff stated there will be additional benefits for law enforcement and the public from COPsync that will be announced in the near future.

Referenced From:http://www.pleasantonexpress.com/news/2013-08-07/News/Sheriffs_office_equipped_with_COPsync.html


June 5th, 2013

"On the Road" with Brandon-COPsync

The Brandon COPsync Team will be on the road attending the following conferences:

2013 Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association - June 23-27 2013 at the Radisson Hotel - Harrisburg Camp Hill, PA

See us at booth 10.

Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association

 

2013 National Sheriffs Association Annual Conference and Exhibition - June 20-26 2013 at Charlotte Trade Center NC

See us at booth 1226

National Sherrifs' Association Conference. Law Enforcement Technology

 

2013 27th Annual Police Security Expo - June 25-26 2013 at the Atlantic City Convention Center
See us at booth 1845

Police Security Expo in Atlantic City


For further information or requests for a demonstration of VIDTAC - the revolutionary in-car camera video system
please contact Robert Schafer - VP Global Sales -rschafer@bacopsync.com


June 3rd, 2013

The Brandon-Copsync National Sales Team Prepares for National Blitz During the Month of June

DANVERS, MA June 13th, 2013 -

Robert Schafer, VP of Global Sales announced on Monday, June 03, 2013 that his sales team will blanket the country to introduce the revolutionary in-car video VIDTAC. “VIDTAC is a 21st century in-car camera Video System and is the first of its kind all-digital system, eliminating old cumbersome DVR components and hardware. Our sales team recognized rather quickly that the VIDTAC system is 24-36 months ahead of its competitors and as a result has seen a huge demand for the system.”

About VIDTAC

November 2012 Winner "Best in Show" Award by Police Magazine at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Trade Show.

For more information, contact Robert Schafer: rschafer@bacopsync.com



May 8th, 2013

Boston police commissioner says communications need to be improved between agencies in crises like Marathon bombings

Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis told reporters today that he wants to emphasize the cost to the people who were murdered and wounded in the Boston Marathon bombings when he meets with members of Congress.

Davis also said one issue he wants to raise with Congress is improving the way different law enforcement agencies can share information and communicate with each other during moments of crisis like the the bombings and the pursuit of the alleged bombers several days later in Watertown.

He said he would let the political leaders of the state decide where Tamerlan Tsarnaev should be buried and he said that he would wait until an inquiry into the FBI’s knowledge of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s activities before the bombing before passing judgment on the FBI.

He said he was confident his department was properly prepared for the Marathon and regrets that it was unable to prevent the bombing from happening.

Davis is slated to appear before the House Homeland Security Committee Thursday to discuss the Boston Marathon bombings.

Referenced From: boston.com/metrodesk
Author: John R. Ellement





April 25th, 2013

Boston Globe Questions Federal Agencies’ Failure to Share Information –Reports That Lawmakers Are Concerned Over Lack of Clarity About What Information Was Received by MA Law Enforcement Prior to Boston Marathon Bombing.

BOSTON, MA. - APRIL 25, 2013- The Boston Globe wrote that several Members of Congress expressed great alarm that over 12 years of improvements in our law enforcement information sharing since 9/11 failed to prevent The Boston Marathon terrorist attack. The Boston Globe also reported that neither the FBI nor the CIA communicated with one another despite one of the suspects being on two separate watch lists since 2011.

As a result of these information sharing improvements stemming from the 9/11 attacks, 77 Fusion Centers were set up around the country with the purpose of disseminating information to state and local law enforcement. The Boston Globe article also commented that the Senators’ dismay was exacerbated by the fact that it is unclear if the Massachusetts Fusion Center received direct information from the FBI or CIA.

Donald Flanagan, Managing Director of Brandon-COPsync, a Boston-based firm that offers the solution to real-time information sharing between law enforcement agencies says, “It has become apparent that the tools in place for information sharing today may not be entirely effective at connecting the dots. Our Solution, COPsync, a nation-wide, real-time, multi-agency, shared network platform for information sharing, collection and dissemination, is designed and proven to collect information and connect the dots. It is enhanced by instant messaging and alerting features between all agencies on the system for faster response, cohesive investigating and the obvious proposition of greater officer and public safety.”

Letters regarding COPsync were circulated to intelligence committee members of the House and Senate, as well as, state Governors and Directors of Department of Homeland Security yesterday.

Brandon-COPsync, LLC is a Boston-based firm specializing in real-time technology solutions for law enforcement and public safety. The COPsync technology is a Windows-based software providing standardization, collection, reporting and sharing of data for law enforcement agencies worldwide. It is the only solution on the market offering a fully integrated product suite that provides real-time information sharing amongst all law enforcement agencies. Brandon-COPsync is the exclusive nationwide distributor of the COPsync software suite.





April 22nd, 2013

Brandon-COPsync Receives Unprecedented Interest at the Connecticut Chiefs of Police Association (CPCA)

The Brandon-COPsync display of the VIDTAC and COPsync software platform received unprecedented interest and dozens of requests for immediate proposals.

Brandon-COPsync COO Charley Vlcek stated, “I have been an industry leader for years, participating in most all law enforcement conferences nationally. I have never experienced the level of interest in the VIDTAC and COPsync technologies; it’s been extraordinary.”

Attending the CPCA for Brandon-COPsync included Charley Vlcek, Bob Schaffer, Merek Weisensee and Brandon Flanagan.

Brandon-COPsync's interoperability software and VIDTAC's in-car camera video at the CT Chiefs of Police.


April 3rd, 2013

Brandon-COPsync, LLC at the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association

The Brandon-COPsync team attended the 2013 Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association’s (MCOPA) annual conference.
The Brandon-COPsync/VIDTAC exhibit was the “buzz” of the show according to Kim O’Hara – Director of Law Enforcement Initiatives for Brandon-COPsync.
The VIDTAC state-of-the-art software driven in-car camera video was the hit of the conference. VIDTAC, released officially late in 2012 at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). According to Brandon Flanagan, VP of sales for Brandon-COPsync, “The demand in Massachusetts for VIDTAC has been overwhelming. We are meeting with 5-6 departments per day.”

Brandon-COPsync, LLC participation at the California Police Chiefs Association Annual Meeting  - February 24 -28, 2013 in Palm Springs, CA a BIG HIT!

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March 18th, 2013

In (COP)sync with the times - Mobile computer system makes police safer, more in touch

It’s no video game.

Rockdale police now have a high-tech, in-the-car weapon to fight crime and it’s sure something Sgt. Joe Friday of Dragnet fame would never recognize, although he might envy it.

Rockdale now has five police patrol cars with the state-of-the-art COPsync computer system. Training starts Friday and as soon as Rockdale’s officers are up to speed they’ll be able to turn their patrol cars virtually into rolling versions of the dispatch office at the police station.

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Referenced From: the Rockdale Reporter
Author: Mike Brown
http://www.rockdalereporter.com/news/2013-02-28/Front_Page/In_COPsync_with_the_times.html





March 11th, 2013

Brandon-COPsync, LLC (Boston, MA), COPsync, Inc. (Dallas, TX) and Raytheon (Raleigh, NC) Ink Sales and Distribution Agreement

Brandon-COPsync, LLC is pleased to announce a joint reselling agreement between Brandon-COPsync , JPS Communications, Inc. (a subsidiary of Raytheon) and COPsync, Inc.

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February 28th, 2013

Brandon-COPsync, Participation at the CPCA Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, CA – A BIG HIT!

Brandon-COPsync, LLC participation at the California Police Chiefs Association Annual Meeting - February 24 -28, 2013 in Palm Springs, CA a BIG HIT!

The Brandon-COPsync team – Charley Vlcek (Senior VP/COO), Merek Weisensee (CTO), and Don Flanagan (Managing Director) met with many of the most respected names in law enforcement discussing the Brandon-COPsync VIDTAC camera and the COPsync information sharing software platform.

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Brandon-COPsync, LLC participation at the California Police Chiefs Association Annual Meeting  - February 24 -28, 2013 in Palm Springs, CA a BIG HIT!



February 11th, 2013

Brandon-COPsync, LLC Attends Two Law Enforcement Winter Conferences

The National Sheriff's Association Winter Converence - Washington, DC - January 30th through February 1st 2013, and
The Maine Chiefs of Police Association - South Portland, ME - February 7th, 2013

Vlcek shows VIDTAC in car camera video to 3 chiefs of police

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January 18th, 2013

Brandon-COPsync executes reseller agreement with GTSI

Brandon-COPsync, LLC executes reseller’s agreement with GTSI Corp., a Division of UNICOM® Global and a systems integration, solutions and services provider to federal, state and local governments.

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November 29th, 2012

COPsync awarded “Best of Show” by Police Magazine in debut at International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference

SAN DIEGO – COPsync received significant attention as it impressed thousands of law enforcement executives at the 119th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference, held Sep. 29 – Oct. 3 in San Diego. The five-day conference includes the largest exposition designed specifically for the law enforcement community, where more than 800 companies showcase the latest industry technology and services.

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October 22nd, 2012

RT² Solutions LLC Announces Distribution Agreement for VidTac, the Most Powerful In-Car Video System in Law Enforcement

VidTac is a revolutionary in-car video system for law enforcement, and is the first to offer true High Definition 1080p video, which is twice the image quality of current High Definition systems, at a much lower price.

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October 16thm 2012

“Collecting the Dots” BA-COPSync Provides the United States Senate with Briefing on Information Sharing

The BA-COPsync team addressed the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations for the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs. BA-COPsync was responding to the Committee’s Report entitled “Federal Support For and Involvement In State and Local Fusion Centers.” The 141 page report labeled the 77 nation-wide fusion centers as “ports of ineptitude, waste and civil liabilities intrusions.”

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October 16th, 2012

Brandon-COPSync Team Attends the International Association of Chiefs of Police in San Diego, California

During the week of September 29 through October 3, 2012, the BA-COPsync Executive team of Don Flanagan, Charley Vlcek, and Rob Garrigan, attended the 119th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Law Enforcement Education and Technology Exposition (IACP) in San Diego, California.

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October 5th, 2012

Napolitano Didn't Tell Congress About Fusion Center Issues.

The Washington Times (10/5, Waterman, 76K) reports a bipartisan report from the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation says that “Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano repeatedly misled lawmakers about” the fusion center program, centers where state and local police share information about terrorism with Federal law enforcement.

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October 2nd, 2012

Brandon-Copsync, LLC Announces the Addition of Michael Fullerton

Brandon-COPsync, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Fullerton as its newest team member. Effective Oct. 1, 2012, Mr. Fullerton will manage the firms government relations in Washington, DC. Mr. Fullerton served as the Executive Director of the Office for State and Local Law Enforcement at the United States Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Fullerton served as the primary liaison to and lead the coordination of department-wide policies relating to state, local, and tribal law enforcement.

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October 2nd, 2012

US Department Homeland Security’s Fusion Centers Called Inept

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on investigations,filed a 141- page report calling the 77 Nationwide Fusion Centers as “pools of ineptitude, waste and civil liabilities intrusions”.

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September 18th, 2012

Brandon-Copsync Adds Two Additional NEMLEC Agencies

Brandon-COPsync has announced the addition of two additional NEMLEC agencies to pilot the COPsync real-time data sharing platform. The Saugus and Lynnfield Police Departments have a combined force of close to 75 sworn officers and their addition provides for a contiguous six NEMLEC member agency pilot.

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Brandon-COPsync adds two NEMLAC agencies to their real-time data sharing platform