Who we are:
After feedback from School Resource Officers throughout the state, The New York State Sheriffs’ Association identified a need to provide contemporary, up to date training for NYS school safety personnel. Out of this need, a committee was formed to develop training, and provide a networking hub for all school policing and safety issues. Thus, the Committee on Policing and Safeguarding Schools (C-PASS) was born.
This committee is well equipped to tackle all aspects of school policing as it is made up of command staff, supervisors, and school resource officers currently working in NYS schools.
What we do:
C-PASS understands that protecting students is an ever changing endeavor. The committee constantly strives to identify new issues and develop training to meet those needs primarily faced by school resources officers. Since the committee is not bound by a single agency, or under any state mandate, C-PASS can be flexible and swift in tackling new school policing issues.
C-PASS also recognizes the need to share ideas among fellow SRO’s throughout the state. Through the forum, and various social media on this site, C-PASS has allowed SRO’s from all over to come together to share ideas and face similar problems together.
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For other questions or more information about C-PASS please contact us at email@example.com
Yellow Dot is a free program designed to help first responders provide life-saving medical attention during that first “golden hour” after a crash or other emergency. A Yellow Dot in the driver’s-side rear window of your vehicle will alert first responders that vital medical information is stored in the glove compartment.
The Sheriffs’ Association has distributed over 2 million free Yellow Dots to New Yorkers.
How Yellow Dot Works
The Yellow Dot kit contains a personal information card and a Yellow Dot decal.
- Complete both sides of the personal information card as fully as possible, in pencil. Attach a recent photo of yourself and place it in a visible location in your car’s glove compartment.
- Complete one card for each person who regularly occupies the vehicle.
- Place the Yellow Dot decal on the rear driver’s side window to alert first responders to look in the glove compartment for your medical information.
- Update the card annually yourself or bring it to your annual medical check-up. If you sell your car, remove the Yellow Dot sticker.
Use Yellow Dot at Home
A Yellow Dot kit can also be used to alert those who respond to an emergency in your home. Simply place a Yellow Dot decal on or beside your front door and place a completed card for each occupant in a clear plastic freezer bag and place in a visible location in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator.
Request a Yellow Dot Kit
Please note that if you request one kit, we will send you two Yellow Dot cards and two decals in the mail, one for your home and one for your car. Also, to conserve mailing costs, we ask that you please request kits in groups (eg. families, co-workers, friends, or clubs).
OPERATION SAFE CHILD
The NYSSA SAFE CHILD Card program is a free public service administered by the New York State Sheriffs’ Association, Inc.
Using equipment that contains the latest digital fingerprinting technology and high-resolution photography capabilities, 58 County Sheriffs and other law enforcement agencies are able to produce a SAFE CHILD Card for parents or guardians.
The card contains a child’s name, biographical information (including date of birth, gender, height, weight, hair color, eye color, and other identifying data), and a fingerprint image of both index fingers. The card can be made in less than two minutes and can be easily carried in a wallet or purse.
What is the purpose of the program?
The goal of this program is to provide parents and children with important child safety information and to capture the fingerprints, basic biographical information, and photographs of children – information critical to expediting the return of a missing child.
In addition to being able to quickly provide important details to law enforcement agencies investigating a child’s disappearance, the NYSSA SAFE CHILD Card will serve as an important tool when used in conjunction with the NYS AMBER Alert and Missing Child Alert programs. The card will allow essential missing child information to be disseminated, statewide if necessary; within minutes and dramatically increase the possibility of bringing a missing child home.
How do I sign up?
For more information about how you can obtain a SAFE CHILD Card for your child or to host an event in your community, please contact James Bowers firstname.lastname@example.org or the local participating SAFE CHILD agency in your area. Click here for a list of participating agencies.
Project Lifesaver International is a non-profit organization that provides law enforcement and caregivers with technology designed to protect, and when necessary, quickly locate individuals with cognitive disorders who are prone to the life-threatening behavior of wandering.
Worn on the wrist or ankle, a Project Lifesaver transmitter emits an individualized frequency signal that allows first responders to locate the position of an individual if they go missing. Most individuals who wander are found within a few miles from home and Project Lifesaver technology can reduce search time from hours or days to minutes.
The New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse has partnered with Project Lifesaver to provide this tracking technology to law enforcement agencies throughout the state. The state provided nearly 600 Project Lifesaver transmitters and accompanying technology at no cost to agencies for use on children under 18 who may have autism, Down syndrome or another type of cognitive impairment.
Click here for a list of 48 participating agencies. Parents may contact their County Sheriff to see if their children are eligible for a free transmitter. Visit https://projectlifesaver.org/for more information about the program.
BuyCrash.com is an online service offered by the Sheriffs’ Association in partnership with CrashLogic.com. This service offers online access to crash reports for accidents that occur in participating counties in New York State.
All crash reports will be available through BuyCrash.com within 72 hours of the time of the crash. Go to BuyCrash.com, select New York State and follow the simple on-screen instructions to access your accident report. You will need either the report number or your last name and the date of the accident.
For other questions or more information about BuyCrash.com please contact: Alex Wilson, email@example.com
Rapid Responder is the most widely deployed all-hazards school crisis management system in the United States, protecting thousands of campuses across the country. The process results in an enhanced community-wide joint response to any type of emergency. The program includes the Easy Alert App which is a communications tool for emergencies and other incidents at your facility. Prepare your teams to collaborate and communicate during any type of emergency (medical, natural disaster, active shooter, etc.). You can notify, chat, share images, and report GPS locations. Access emergency plans and critical facility information from Rapid Responder. This is very helpful to first responders when responding to an emergency at your school district. Be prepared with the Easy Alert App!
Click here for the Rapid Responder Info Sheet
Click here for more information about the Easy Alert App.
For other questions or more information about Rapid Responder please contact: Jim Bowers, firstname.lastname@example.org