News and Press

County launches contact tracing app to help track, fight Covid-19 spread

Palm Beach County has a new arrow in its quiver to strike back against Covid-19. The app uses Bluetooth to communicate with other mobile devices that also are using it, and can be downloaded from the App Store for iPhones or Google Play for Androids.

Miami-Dade County adding new tools in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic

New tools are coming on-line in Miami-Dade County to provide more ways to help stop the surge of coronavirus cases.

Palm Beach County Officials Update Community On COVID-19

The Combat COVID app is now available in the Google Play store and will soon be available in the Apple store. Approximately 400,000 of the Combat COVID masks purchased by the county have been mailed out to area residents.

You Can Now See If You’ve Been Exposed To COVID-19 With This New Florida Tool

A company has developed a new tool that could tell if you’ve encountered someone who’s been exposed to COVID-19. Developed by Shield Group Technologies, a Palm Beach County company, CombatCOVID app is aimed at helping fight the spread of the disease. All you need is a smartphone.

Lafayette Student Protect App Launched By LPSO And LPSS

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Lafayette Parish School System, is proud to announce the launch of a new app geared at further increasing the safety and security of students, teachers and faculty members throughout Lafayette Parish.

Making a School Threat is No Joke, It’s a Crime

Under a new Florida law, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, it is now a second-degree felony to post shooting or terrorism threats on social media platforms – even if the threat is posted as a joke. Violators could face a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.

School Safety Starts at Home: Tips for a Safe Start to the School

“We are all school safety.” This is something I’ve said quite a bit in my first month as Chief of Police for the School District Police Department, and it’s something that I truly believe. We all play a role in the safety and security of our students and our schools. Safety has always been a priority for everyone at the School District of Palm Beach County. We take very seriously the responsibility that rests with us when our students – your children – are in our schools. But for parents, what happens on campus should be only part of the conversation when it comes to school safety.

There’s an App for That: Trends in Mobile Technologies

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, will convene a hearing titled “There’s an App for That: Trends in Mobile Technologies,”.

“See Something, Say Something” PBSO & School District Have New App

The Palm Beach County School District and the Sheriff’s Office are releasing a new app called Palm Beach County StudentProtect, which will provide powerful two-way communication between students and law enforcement to allow the instant reporting of threats and suspicious activity.

StudentProtect app: PBSO says new app will improve school safety

Law enforcement and school officials have introduced a new app they hope will improve safety at schools.

Palm Beach County Sheriff Office has the new ConnectProtect 3.0

The new, Official Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office app uses ConnectProtect technology to provide two-way communications between the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the people of Palm Beach County.

Sheriff Morgan launches NNSO app (Virginia Sheriff’s Association)

It’s a popular saying with an important message: “See something, say something.” Now when you see something suspicious, you can say something to law enforcement through the free Newport News Sheriff’s Office’s app, released on June 5.

Virginia Localities Acquire ShieldConnect and other Technologies

Hampton Roads Press Conference
Law Enforcement and Local Officials from throughout Hampton Roads, Virginia, announced on Monday their acquisition of a variety of Shield Group technologies including: ShieldConnect, ConnectProtect, CommunityConnect and StudentProtect.

City of Hampton law enforcement announce new crime and safety app

HAMPTON, Va. – The City of Hampton, the Hampton Police Division, Newport News Sheriff’s Office, York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office and Hampton University held a joint conference Monday morning at Hampton University.

Peninsula area agencies launch new crime fighting, public app

A handful of Peninsula-area agencies launched new smart phone apps Monday to help solve crimes and connect residents with city services. The City of Hampton, City of Hampton Police Department, Newport News Sheriff’s Office, York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office and Hampton University announced the new ConnectProtect apps at a news conference at Hampton University on Monday.

Sheriff Gabriel Morgan Sr. New App Announcement (NNSO)

NNSO Sheriff Morgan
There’s an app for that! Sheriff Morgan launched our new app. Use this tool to connect with us to report non-emergency crime concerns, find our events & more.

Peninsula law enforcement introduce new crime fighting app

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Law enforcement agencies across the Peninsula announced a new initiative to fight crime Monday. Hampton, Newport News, York County and Hampton University are teaming up to make the streets safer with new crime-fighting and communication technology, known as the Connect Protect app.