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Hero911 Smartphone App

As school and workplace massacres continue, law enforcement has been required to adjust. Whether the mass murderer is a disturbed teen or ideological executioner, firearms in the hands of good people on scene as rapidly as possible give us a much better chance to preserve life. Otherwise, we have vulnerable people waiting to be slaughtered.

New technology is paramount in the fight. The Hero911 smartphone app is something every cop should have downloaded. Consider this:

Would you as a law enforcement officer, on or off duty, like to know if an active school shooting is occurring in your immediate area? One of the biggest ways we can reduce the impact of deadly events is by improving officer response time and getting the word out more quickly. Designed for police officers and law enforcement professionals, this free app proactively alerts officers when school shootings are happening in their local area.

Few people command the respect of Lt. Col. Dave Grossman from the Killology Research Group. He said, “To all sheepdogs, the Hero911 Network can save lives, please put the app on your phone, I did.”

He continued, “Guard911 is brilliant, it will shorten police response time to an active workplace shooting massacre to better safeguard your employees and visitors.”

Hero911 integrates with Guard911, a system established for school employees and those outside law enforcement. The video below explains how the system works:

Primary features of the Hero911 smartphone app for active shootings:

  • Provides a low key push message for situational awareness to any active shooter incident nationwide so user can refer to appropriate media.
  • Launches an immediate alert to all LEO’s providing the user with the address, map, and additional information when within 10-15 miles of a reported active shooter.
  • Compliments 911 services.

What is the Hero911 Network?

Photo source Nate McVicker Hero911
Photo source Nate McVicker Hero911

The Hero911 Network is a voluntary, nonprofit foundation of federal, state, and local law enforcement officers. The Hero911 forms a Social Protection Network dedicated to reducing law enforcement response time to active school shooting incidents.

“The Hero911 Network of LEOs now has well over 35,000 LEOs within all 50 states who have the free and LE exclusive app,” said Nate McVicker, president and founder of the network. “The Guard911 services are active in 15 states thus far protecting K-12 schools, colleges/universities and corporations.”

“As a cop, father of two young kids and husband of a teacher,” said Justus Clinton, a police officer from Champaign, Illinois, “your police notification app is the best app and best use of a smart phone I have ever seen.”

To emphasize McVicker’s comment, there is no cost for the app. But you will need to take a picture of your law enforcement credentials as you download Hero911 since it is reserved for active duty officers in good standing with their respective agencies, and honorably retired peace officers.

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Jim McNeff

Jim McNeff is a partner and managing editor of Law Enforcement Today where he has worked since 2016. Previous to this he served in law enforcement for 31 years. He retired as a police lieutenant after 28 years with the Fountain Valley Police Department in Orange County, California. Prior to that he served the 3902 Security Police Squadron in the United States Air Force, assigned to the 1st Air Command and Control Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.Jim holds a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Southwest University and graduated from the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute as well as the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) course, Leadership in Police Organizations. He’s authored two books, “The Spirit behind Badge 145” and “Justice Revealed.” His third book, “Jurisdiction,” is due to be released in early 2019.Jim has been married to his wife Jamie since 1983. They have three adult children and three grandchildren. You can contact him at editor@lawenforcementtoday.com and learn more about his ministry work at www.badge145.com. You can also follow him on Facebook at "Badge 145 - Trending Truth" or Twitter @jimmcneff.

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