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App aims at cutting down on police response times during active shooter situations

Posted at 4:51 PM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 21:36:13-04

In light of recent tragedies like the mass shootings in San Bernardino and Orlando, a former policeman is hoping to cut down on police response times with the help of an app.

The app is called Guard 911, and it can be installed in offices and schools for a one time setup fee.

"What it does is the Guard 911 system places that panic button in the hands of every teacher out there," said Nate McVicker, the creator of the app and an 18-year police veteran.

If an active shooter situation were to break out where the app is installed, anyone who has the app could alert law enforcement with the touch of a button.

The app also speed dials 911 and reaches off-duty law enforcement officials.

You can find out more about the app at their website.