DALLAS, Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- COPsync, Inc. (NASDAQ :COYN ) announced today that 134 of the 254 Texas sheriff's offices, more than a majority, are now using the COPsync Network™ to stop crime and criminal activity and keep their deputies safe. The COPsync Network is an advanced communication and information sharing system that protects citizens from violence and domestic terrorism. Community and officer security is increased with advance warnings of dangerous people, real-time notification of crimes in progress, and the COPsync911™ threat-alert system to safeguard schools and keep America's children safer and protect other high-risk targets such as courthouses, government buildings and energy infrastructure. COPsync's systems can save minutes when seconds count, save lives and protect citizens and communities.
Approximately 20 new Texas sheriff's offices have been signed to the COPsync Network in 2016, bringing the current total number of sheriff's offices on the Network to 134. COPsync relentlessly continues to expand its footprint in Texas with 80% of its 254 counties having a COPsync customer presence and 53% of the 254 Texas sheriff's offices now subscribed to the Network. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office and the San Antonio Police Department, located in Bexar County, are currently conducting an evaluation of the COPsync Network. The Company believes that signing one or more major Texas law enforcement agencies, such as the Bexar County Sheriff's Office or the San Antonio Police Department, to the COPsync Network sooner or later will create a 'tipping point' effect in Texas.
The Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) in Houston, TX is also currently conducting an evaluation of the COPsync911 threat-alert system to increase the safety and security of its campuses, students and faculty. The HCDE is an important entry point for COPsync technology into the Houston metro area where there are more than 100 law enforcement agencies and approximately 60 school districts that could become potential customers.
COPsync CEO Ronald A. Woessner stated, "In Texas, the Office of Sheriff is one of the oldest offices known to Texas jurisprudence. Each of the 254 Texas Counties has a sheriff. COPsync is proud to serve 53% of the Texas sheriff's offices with the COPsync Network. Texas is home to approximately 8% of all state and local U.S. law enforcement officers, and we believe that the momentum of the Texas sheriff offices could help bring the bulk of the estimated 100,000 Texas law enforcement officers on to the Network. We anticipate adding even more Texas sheriff's offices to the Network before the end of the year."
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 information in real-time. This saves officers' lives and keeps the public safer; helps law enforcement officers catch common 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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