A new phone app has been launched, which is notifying police if they are pursuing someone with special needs.
When officers approach someone wearing a special beacon, they will be notified of the person’s name, disabilities, and best method to approach the special needs individual. The app can even provide the officer with de-escalation techniques, if needed. The app has been designed to make encounters between law enforcement and the special needs community safer and more comfortable for all of the parties involved.
We hope more counties get on board with using this ground breaking technology.
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