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Janesville schools implement portable radio system

Published On: Dec 21 2012 03:46:19 PM CST

JANESVILLE, Wis. -

The Janesville School District is set to implement portable radios in all public schools to decrease police response time in light of the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.

The portable radios, part of an initiative called Project Direct Connect, will allow school staff to contact on-duty police in the event of an intruder or similar emergency, according to a Janesville Police Department statement.

The project will eliminate the processing time of the radios’ calls to 911, allowing officers to arrive at the school and respond to the emergency more quickly. 

Janesville officers will also participate in training exercises with school staff to ensure staff members are familiar with the radio equipment.

Participants in Project Direct Connect include Janesville City Manager Eric Levitt, Janesville School District Superintendent Karen Schulte, Janesville Chief of Police David Moore and Rock County 911 Center Administrator Kathren Sukus.
 

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