School Safety Program 'SHARE' Launches in NY County
Suffolk County, New York has launched a school safety initiative called the Sharing to Help Access Remote Entry (SHARE) that will share live security camera footage with police in active shooter situations.
The report says that the footage will further allow police to see, in real-time, where the shooter is located and where police presence can be most effective.
Geraldine Hart, Suffolk County Police Commissioner, said the SHARE program would provide life-saving information during an emergency. “We know from prior active shooter incidents that seconds matter, and every second saved could mean a life saved. Being able to have eyes inside schools would give our detectives and supervisors the intelligence they need," she said.
Many other schools in New York and Long Island have similar partnerships with local police departments and could possibly start implementing similar measures, like SHARE.