DALLAS, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- COPsync, Inc. (NASDAQ: COYN) today released a case study as to how the COPsync Network™ helps promote fair and equitable policing practices. The COPsync Network is an advanced law enforcement real-time information sharing and cross-jurisdictional communication system being used by law enforcement officers and agencies in over 16 states around the country. Its use helps keep law enforcement officers safe while preventing crime and otherwise keeping communities safer. Officer and community safety are increased with advance warnings of dangerous people and real-time notification of crimes in progress. COPsync's systems can save minutes when seconds count, save lives and protect citizens and communities.
The COPsync case study involves a situation in Marlin, TX, which is one of the 568 Texas law enforcement agencies and 725 U.S. law enforcement agencies using the COPsync Network. According to Marlin Police Chief Damien Eaglin, "Recently a man entered the Marlin Police Department and made verbal threats against law enforcement and civilians. Officers recognized he might have been experiencing a mental health crisis. We used the COPsync system to issue a be-on-the-lookout (BOLO) to other officers and agencies. The BOLO advised officers in other jurisdictions of his mental condition and other pertinent information about him. When the man had a subsequent encounter with officers in another law enforcement agency, because of the BOLO those officers knew his actions were a symptom of illness and not hostile behavior. He was then taken to a mental hospital for treatment instead of jail."
COPsync helps protect officers and citizens with the use of its data messaging and non-adjudicated, real-time law enforcement information sharing system. The COPsync Network provides officers advance notice of threats and crimes in progress and real-time access to non-adjudicated law enforcement information about persons and vehicles. Officers exit their patrol cars equipped with more information. The more information available to the officer, the safer that interaction will be for both the officer and the citizen.
In July 2016, Philando Castile was shot and killed by a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. The traffic stop spiraled out of control when the police officer reportedly overreacted to the potential presence of a lawfully carried weapon and shot Mr. Castile. If the officer had known that Mr. Castile's numerous, previous interactions with local police did not involve any aggression or hostile behavior towards the police, the officer might have managed the traffic stop differently.
Ronald A. Woessner, CEO of COPsync commented, "COPsync provides officers instant access to actionable, mission-critical law enforcement information that an officer can use in that split-second required to make a potentially life or death decision. In the case of the Marlin Police Department, officers were able to distribute information known to them to the thousands of officers and hundreds of agencies that are connected to the COPsync Network. Equipping officers with more information protects both the officer and the citizen. This also promotes fair and equitable policing practices."
About COPsync, Inc.
COPsync, Inc. (NASDAQ: COYN) is a technology company that connects law enforcement officers across the nation, so they can communicate and share mission-critical non-adjudicated information in real-time. This saves officers' lives and keeps the public safer; helps law enforcement officers catch criminals and stop child kidnappings, vehicle thefts, bank robberies and other crimes in progress; and arms the nation's law enforcement officers with needed information so they can help defend against terrorism. For more information, go to www.copsync.com.
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