Police, school district noted for using radios

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 22, 2014 at 7:10 a.m.



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SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Police and a school district have been recognized in Salem, New Hampshire, for placing older police radios in schools for the purpose of communicating a life-threatening emergency to police.

Police and Salem school district administrators have been recognized by Safe and Sound Security Our Schools: A Sandy Hook Initiative, following the massacre of children and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut on Dec. 14, 2012.

In Salem, School Resource Officer Matthew Norcross came up with the idea to recycle the older, unused radios in schools. He programmed them to call local police with the press of a button.

Police would receive the name of the school signaling the alert and could begin two-way communication instantly.

Norcross has shared Salem's procedure with other police agencies from around New England.

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