COPsync911 coming to Kittery schools
Kittery, Maine, school resource officer Jay Durgin stands in front of Traip Academy Wednesday morning. Durgin spearheaded the installation of COPsync911, a program for the school district that will allow teachers and staff to report emergencies to the Police Department immediately with a click of their laptop.
Jesse Scardina photo.
By Jesse Scardina
KITTERY, Maine — With one click on a laptop, teachers will now be able to report emergencies within their classroom to the nearest police officers on patrol.
Funded through a Traip Academy Trustees grant brought forward by school resource officer Jay Durgin, all three Kittery schools will be connected to the Kittery Police Department via COPsync911, a computer application that sends emergency notifications to officers once activated by any teacher in the school.
“It streamlines and clears up any communication about an emergency within the school,” Durgin said.